Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation Awards Grant to North Texas Food Bank to Address Hunger

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The $200,000 grant will enable North Texas Food Bank to provide 600,000 meals to North Texans facing hunger.

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The North Texas Food Bank (“NTFB”) announced that the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation provided a $200,000 grant to help the organization meet the growing demand for food assistance. The funds will enable the NTFB to provide 600,000 meals to North Texas residents experiencing hunger. The gift is part of a sponsorship that features the Energy Transfer and Sunoco logos on two co-branded NTFB trucks recently unveiled as part of its new fleet of vehicles that deliver food in the food bank’s 10,000-square-mile service area.

“Through their gift, the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation has shown a shared dedication and passion in providing nourishment and hope for our neighbors facing hunger,” said Trisha Cunningham, North Texas Food Bank president and CEO. “We are so grateful for the generous and critical support the community provides, and partners like Energy Transfer/Sunoco bring us closer to our goal of a hunger-free, healthy North Texas.”

A recent USDA study showed that Texas is the second-hungriest state in the nation, and in fact, the 13 counties served by the NTFB have the fourth highest number of food-insecure people in the country. In North Texas, about 640,000 people do not know where their next meal will come from, and tragically more than one-third of those are children. The number of people facing hunger in North Texas could fill Globe Life Field where the Rangers play 16 times.

“We are proud to partner with the North Texas Food Bank to help address the critical issue of hunger in North Texas,” said Chris Curia, executive vice president and chief human resource officer for Energy Transfer. “Throughout our 28-year history, we have been committed to making a difference in the communities in which we live and work, and we know that these funds will assist in combating hunger for many North Texans.”

Energy Transfer has partnered with the North Texas Food Bank since 2011 and has provided nearly $1 million in donations, supporting approximately three million nutritious meals to North Texans facing hunger through its support.