More than 38 million people in the United States are food insecure, including one in every five kids in North Texas, where our home office is located. Food insecurity is a lack of reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food, which can be temporary or last a lifetime. The pandemic has increased food insecurity, particularly among families with children, communities of color, veterans, and seniors – populations who were already facing hunger at much higher rates. Because of this, it’s especially important to support organizations that combat hunger, like the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). That’s why we are partnering with the NTFB to provide 9,000 meals to neighbors in need.
At HomeTeam, our mission to protect homes and improve communities isn’t just talk. “Commitment to Serving Others” is one of our six core values, forming the foundation of our company culture and Servant Heart Good Works program.
We purchased and are giving away 100 copies of the NTFB’s new children’s book, Hunger Bugs Me, with each book providing 90 meals to those experiencing food insecurity in our area. The book, designed for early readers, helps kids understand the complex issue of hunger and how they can be a part of the solution. The story of friendship and compassion features playful bugs who find out that their friend, Butterfly, is hungry. They jump into action and work together to make sure that no other bug goes without.
Our local North Texas branches will be distributing some of the books to our customers, neighbors, and friends. We are also hosting an online giveaway, so here’s your chance to win a copy! Drawings will be held in honor of World Book Day, around April 23, and to commemorate National Hunger Awareness Day on June 6. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram so you don’t miss out! For official rules and to learn more, visit this link.
Feeling inspired? The NTFB has many ways you can get involved to help fight hunger during their 40th anniversary year. One of the easiest is to donate to a local food bank, or organize a food drive! The NTFB is in need of shelf-stable, kid-friendly foods such as peanut butter, trail mix, and granola bars – check out the image on the right for more details. Be sure to give nonperishable foods and avoid anything expired. You can also make a financial gift, or volunteer your time.
Join us in taking action to help neighbors in need!