Instant Live 8: February is National Canned Food Month

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by COLLEEN COYLE

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

DALLAS - The North Texas Food Bank needs your help! February is National Canned Food Month, and volunteers say this is also the time of year they see a slow-down in donations.

News 8 got a look inside one of the warehouses Wednesday to get a perspective on how massive this operation really is. Four levels of packaged meals line the aisles of the warehouse. Even with all these donations, there is still room to fill! Nearly 300,000 meals per day are needed to feed those struggling with hunger in our area. With one in every six people living in hunger, it is a critical issue in North Texas.

There are many ways you can make an impact and help feed North Texas.

The following is a list of the food items most needed by the programs served by the North Texas Food Bank:

  • Protein items such as canned tuna or chicken, canned stews and pasta/meat (easy on salt and fat), peanut buter
  • Canned fruits in light syrup, natural applesauce
  • 100% juice cans or boxes (no glass please)
  • Canned vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce
  • Soups with meat and/or beans, meal-in-a-can (easy on salt and fat)
  • Cereals and cereal bars (easy on sugar and fat)
  • Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles
  • Packages of dry beans

You can drop off these healthy canned items, or you can also donate online at www.ntfb.org.

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