As if the pandemic hadn’t challenged the North Texas Food Bank to the max, three weeks ago Mother Nature’s Winter Storm Uri only presented a whole new set of problems. Grocery store shelves were bare and thanks to the electrical outages refrigerators had run out of juice to keep food safe.
Most organizations would have been punch-drunk by all these developments. But NTFB had two things going for it besides determination and a proven track record. They had resources to get additional food for those in need and a surprise check.
Just in the nick of time, the Samsung team came through with $250K for NTFB.
According to Samsung Electronics North American President/CEO, K.S. Choi, “People are in need, and Samsung wants to help. We remain committed to the communities where we live, work and support our customers. Working together with our partners, we will support these communities as quickly as possible.”
This check alone will provide more than 750,000 meals to area residents in need.
In response to the donation NTFB President/CEO Trisha Cunningham said, “We are so appreciative for the support of companies like Samsung. Our mission is to bridge the hunger gap in North Texas and provide children, adults and seniors a hunger-free future. Corporate partners are a critical component of our efforts and we could not meet the growing demand for our services without their trust, collaboration and generosity. This recent storm was devastating and this gift from Samsung will be put to good use immediately to help our neighbors.”