From June 5th – 14th First Choice Emergency Room teamed up with the North Texas Food Bank to host a summer food drive. During the food drive, First Choice ER matched the donations made at their facilities.  All 22 locations in DFW were clearly marked with banners and signs to let people know where to drop off their non-perishable and nutritious food items.  This particular location was also clearly marked with columns from Affairs Afloat.  Click here to read the full press release about the drive.

Historically, the summer months are the slowest time for food donations and yet the hungriest season of the year, as school is no longer in session and children lose their access to daily breakfast and lunch.

Even though this food drive has ended, the North Texas Food Bank could still use your donations.  The items they need the most include:

    • Low-sodium soup
    • Stew or chili
    • Low-sodium canned vegetables
    • Canned or dried beans
    • Canned tuna or chicken
    • Canned fruit in juice or dried fruit
  • Peanut or almond butter
  • Reduced sugar pudding cups
  • 100% whole fruit rolls
  • Whole grain granola bars
  • Lightly salted trail mix
  • Brown rice

Click on the North Texas Food Bank logo for instructions on making a donation.