North Texas Giving Day, the largest giving day in the nation powered by Communities Foundation of Texas, is back on September 14, 2017! In eight years, North Texas Giving Day has generated $156 million for the community. Learn more about some of the thousands of participating nonprofits here on BubbleLife from now until Giving Day. Read more about today's featured nonprofit, Connecting City to Farm, below.
We are a young non-profit organization and thrilled for the opportunity to participate in North Texas Giving Day for the first time! When we received our 501c3 declaration letter in 2016, we immediately began looking forward to the energy created around North Texas Giving Day and the help that can flow from generous donors through our organization directly into underserved communities in North Texas.
Connecting City To Farm uses the lens of agriculture to battle hunger and promote health. Hunger doesn’t always mean the absence of any calories, but the absence of nutritious calories.
Did you know that fifty percent of children in Dallas County are obese (Cooper Institute)? It may look contradictory to see hunger and obesity in the same conversation, but many of the kids in Dallas County live in food deserts where there are no grocery stores and therefore limited or no access to the nutritious calories that are needed for physical, mental and emotional health.
With a deep belief that attitudes about nutrition can change as kids see first-hand how farmers invest in our food supply, we created Farm Camp and Farm Day. These farm experiences offer a learning adventure for students to explore commercial farming operations, meet farmers, observe ag-related processes, and enjoy wide-open spaces. Health experts guide students through an engaging curriculum that teaches them simple, accessible health truths like Drink More Water, Eat Real Food and Move Every Day.
This unique opportunity that North Texas Giving Day provides will broaden our exposure among donors and partners. We wait expectantly to see how communities throughout North Texas will respond to our mission.
To donate to Connecting City to Farm on September 14th, please click here. To find out more about North Texas Giving Day, please visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.
Blog authored by: Kris Habashy, Executive Director, Connecting City to Farm