Hunger in North Texas
Right here in our community, there will be hundreds of children and adults who go to bed hungry – not by choice, but because they are among what is politely referred to as "food-insecure." The cold reality is these individuals do not have access to enough food for an active, healthy life. It is hard to believe that happens right here, every day, all around us.
The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank services 12-counties in North Texas. Within these counties are over 43,000 individuals who are food insecure, who may not know where their next meal is coming from.
Hunger at Home
Proceeds from Empty Bowls will benefit the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (WFAFB) in its mission to feed the hungry within a 12-county radius in North Texas. The WFAFB is a private, non-profit, charitable corporation which serves as a clearinghouse for the collection, storage, and distribution of food through a network of almost 200 Partner Agencies and programs involved in feeding those in need. Founded in 1982, the WFAFB is a member of the Feeding America and Feeding Texas food bank networks.
The WFAFB serves Archer, Baylor, Clay, Foard, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young counties. In this vast service area, 1 in 6 persons of all ages awakens in the morning, unsure if he or she will eat that day. Staggeringly, children account for 1 in 4 food-insecure persons.
The WFAFB continuously explores new and unique ways to obtain more food for distribution but is grateful to a responsive community and the many individuals and organizations who keep its Mission alive.