According to Harvest Co-Chair Mary Martha Pickens,
“On Thursday, September 15, the North Texas Food Bank will host its third annual Harvest, a moveable feast that features some of Dallas’ best chefs dishing out delectable bites and craft cocktails in the open air Shed at the Dallas Farmers Market. In addition to farm-to-table fare, this year’s event will feature great music, as well as one-of -a-kind auction items. Harvest truly is a wonderful event that benefits a worthy cause: helping fight food insecurity among children and seniors right here in North Texas.
“I have supported the NTFB for many years now, so when Jan Pruitt asked me if John and I would chair Harvest this year, alongside Honorary C0Chairs Michal and Loyd Powell, I eagerly said yes, knowing that this effort would help put food on the table for people in need.
“My heart aches to think that somewhere here in North Texas, a child or a senior is going hungry. Sadly that is the reality for one out of every four kids here in North Texas. These boys and girls don’t have access to the healthy foods they need to grow and thrive. Our seniors are also not immune to hunger, and often, a limited income makes it challenging to put healthy foods on the table. Many of the seniors served by the NTFB report having to choose between paying for foods or purchasing their medication.
“I know that MSC readers want to make a difference, especially when it involves celebrating a worthy cause among friends. To that end, I invite each of you to visit ntfb.org/Harvest to purchase tickets for this event. We are lucky to have a strong Host Committee for 2016, along with an auction committee, led by past Harvest chair and NTFB Board Member, Nancy Gopez.
“Harvest is shaping up to be THE event of the fall. On behalf of the North Texas Food Bank, we can’t wait to see you there!”