On June 23rd, The Ritz-Carlton hosted North Texas Food Bank’s Dishing Out Gratitude event. Honorees were wined, dined and gifted with the “Golden Fork” award, a commemorative plate, representing the food they have helped provide to North Texas hungry. Bette Perot, escorted by brother Ross, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of service to North Texas Food Bank. Bette is the older sister of Ross Perot and quite a lady. She commands the attention of everyone in the room, and they gladly give it to her. With no need for a microphone, Bette shared her story of growing up in Texarkana and how her mother fed hungry, train hopping hobos, instilling her own desire to feed hungry people.
Do what needs to be done: Cindy Wenban, Hannah Stone, Debora Babb, and Lockheed Martin
Urgency: Mountain View Church of Christ
Stewardship: Leonard Long on behalf of Royce West
Diversity:Carver Heights Baptist Church
Celebrate Passion: Diane Buchanan & Rick Andrew
Corporate Innovator: Walmart
Community Innovator: Justin Chatigny
Individual Innovator: Vicki Eastland
Individual Golden Fork: Danya Anderson
Corporate Golden Fork: Orix
Lifetime Achievement: Bette Perot
The North Texas Food Bank was founded in 1982 and is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes food and supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In 2010 the NTFB provided access to almost 45 million meals through its efforts and member agency pantries distribute food to nearly 25,000 people every day. You may remember seeing their “Hungry Today” billboards during the holiday season. That campaign won NTFB the Marketing Model Campaign of the Year Award from Feeding America.
Find out how you can donate or hold a food drive! Contact North Texas Food Bank, today!