Texas Food Bank Network feeding Texas
The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) announced today that it has adopted Feeding Texas as its new name. The change reflects a new energy and strategic direction from a trusted statewide nonprofit that has been fighting hunger in Texas since 1986.
Alongside the new name, Feeding Texas unveiled an innovative new website at www.feedingtexas.org, featuring the latest tools to help the public understand hunger in their community and engage in opportunities to fight hunger locally.
“We’re proud to help over three million Texans move towards food security each year through immediate hunger relief as well as advocacy for long-term solutions,” said Celia Cole, CEO of Feeding Texas. “Our new name reflects that core mission, and also reminds people of our connection to the national network of food banks, Feeding America.”
The name change recognizes Feeding Texas’ evolution into a statewide leader of the effort to create a hunger-free Texas. Its new strategic direction includes feeding struggling Texans, strengthening the collective response to hunger in Texas, and leading the public conversation and collective action needed to solve hunger.
“Feeding Texas helps local food banks become more effective,” said Dennis Cullinane, Executive Director of the East Texas Food Bank and incoming Feeding Texas Board Chair. “They also help us develop and advance strategies for ‘feeding with impact’—taking us beyond hunger relief to leverage partnerships that address both the causes and consequences of food insecurity in order to improve the health and economic stability of the people we serve.”
FeedingTexas.org is noteworthy not only for its streamlined design and data tools, but for its use of open code, which can be viewed as a public Github repository.