Dave Moore, Staff Writer
Dallas County’s top executive this week called on Dallas Region businesses and residents to consider donating to the North Texas Food Bank.
The food bank, which covers 14 regional counties, has seen explosive growth in demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said during a Texas Tribune virtual interview Tuesday morning. Roughly 70 percent of the people using the food bank are new, Jenkins said.
“That’s depleted our food bank,” he said. He added that federal rules restricted federal assistance to the food bank, but thanks to intervention from FEMA, the North Texas Food Bank will be able to receive federal help.
The North Texas Food Bank recently announced that, with assistance from the Texas National Guard, it is producing at least 60,000 family meal boxes every week and making them available for partner agencies and through its Mobile Pantry program.