The Food 4 Kids Letter Writing Campaign

Food 4 Kids Backpacks

The Food 4 Kids Letter Writing Campaign is in its tenth year of providing backpacks filled with food to children who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends. Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Joyce & Tim Goss, Kathy Jane and Brian Murphy, Jenifer Strauss and Joanne & Charles Teichman, this year is sure to be a success!

Each year, the members of the Host Committee (listed below) make a personal donation and ask their friends and family to join them in supporting this effort. Since 2006, when the Letter Writing Campaign began, over $3 million has been raised! 

Every day, we hear stories about children whose lives have been changed through this important program. Teachers report that children are more alert in class, perform better on school work and children report that they feel special because someone loved them enough to give them a meal.  

A special thank you to all involved in this year's Campaign. You are truly making a difference in the lives of thousands of North Texas children!


 Jan Pruitt

Jan Pruitt
President & CEO


If you would like to become involved in this campaign, please contact Meredith Jones at, or you can make a donation by clicking on the orange button above.



Joyce and Tim Goss
Kathy Jane and Brian Murphy
Jenifer Strauss
Joanne and Charles Teichman



Lead gifts of $50,000+



Lead gifts of $25,000+

Nancy and Clint Carlson
Tiffanie and Dick Frank
Lisa K. Simmons
Joanne and Charles Teichman 

Lead Gift of $10,000+
Lydia and Bill Addy
Pam and John Beckert
Stephanie and Bennie Bray
Lael and Peter Brodsky
Candy and Ike Brown
Camterra Resources, Inc.
City Electric Supply
Serena Simmons Connelly
Nancy M. Dedman
Catie and Aaron Enrico
Gail Ewing
Candee and Matt Fleeger
Dede and Scott Ford
Joyce and Tim Goss
Al G. Hill, Jr.
Ashlee and Chris Kleinert
Carol Marvin
Shelia McAdams
Ann and John McReynolds
Kathy Jane and Brian Murphy
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Nancy and Richard Rogers
Jenny and Adam Saphier
Whitney and Rob Strauss 

Lydia and Bill Addy
Kathryn and Gentry Beach
Pam and John Beckert
Sandy and Rich Beckert
Flauren and Jason Bender
Chandra North and Daniel Blaylock
Stephanie and Bennie Bray
Lael and Peter Brodsky
Barbara Buzzell
Nancy and Clint Carlson
Tracy and Richard Cheatham 

Click here or watch the video above to find out how you can provide backpacks to 2,000 hungry children in our community!

Natalie and Wilson Chu
Lisa Greenwood Duffee
Beth and Fin Ewing
Evey and Chip Fagadau
Patricia W. Fagadau
Lynae Fearing
Rebekah and Michael Finley
Candee and Matt Fleeger
Meg and Doug Florence
Ola Fojtasek
Daryl and Henry Gelender
Joyce and Tim Goss
Kenny Goss
Sharla and Corey Gottschalk
Lauren and Jon Havens
Brooke and Blake Hortenstine
Blair B. Hudson
Shelly Slater and Clayton Huffstutter
Roni Proter Kelly
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Lainie Kritser
Robin Ladik
Patricia Villareal and Tom Leatherbury
Carol and John Levy
Leslie MacLean
Lynn and Allan McBee
Karla and Mark McKinley
Selwyn Rayzor and Rich Moses
Kathy Jane and Brian Murphy
Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki
Ruthie and Jay Pack
Nicki and Divyesh Patel
Jeanne Phillips
Sallie and Brown Plummer
Kristie Ramirez
Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Gowri and Alex Sharma
Lisa and Marvin Singleton
Beth and Jay Staples
Rabbi Nanci Kasten and Rabbi David Stern
Jenifer Strauss
Joanne and Charles Teichman
Fran and Jeffrey Toubin
Merry and Chad Vose
Robert Weatherly
Kimberly and Justin Whitman
Cristina Barbosa and Michael Young


North Texas Food Bank 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road Dallas, TX 75236-2028 214.330.1396 (MAP IT)

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