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The World Food Championships Banks Another Local Texas-Based Partner


The World Food Championships Banks Another Local Texas-Based Partner

The World Food Championships (WFC) announced another Texas-based nonprofit, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), will be assisting with the event’s Dallas debut this October.

NTFB is a hunger-relief organization that focuses on providing hungry North Texas area locals with access to nutritious foods. Each day, the NTFB and its feeding network of 200+ Partner Agencies, provide access to more than 190,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families across 13 counties. 

“The North Texas Food Bank is proud to partner with the World Food Championships, and we are excited that this year’s event is here in Dallas. This event will connect foodies to great food, and it will also help provide good food to those in need in our community,” says Anna Kurian, Director of Marketing and Communications for the North Texas Food Bank.

“We are so excited to partner with NTFB to help them fight hunger in the North Texas area,” said Mike McCloud, president and CEO of WFC. “In addition to elevating Food Sport in the culinary space, our team is always looking for ways to give back to the community.” WFC will be donating all of its unused products from its food pantry to NTFB. In addition, there will be donation bins located in Kitchen Arena for WFC attendees to bring canned food and non-perishable items to contribute in NTFB’s efforts. In years past, WFC has averaged 12,000 lbs in yearly food donations to local Food Banks in its host city.

Nearly 800,000 people across NTFB’s 13-county service area are food insecure (which equates to one in six people). This includes almost 300,000 children. Last year, NTFB provided access to more than 72 million meals. By 2025, NTFB's plan is to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually. 

To learn more or to donate to NFTB, visit

WFC’s 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 – 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the North Texas Food Bank:

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization with its primary distribution center in Plano, and administrative headquarters located in the Dallas Farmers Market. Each day, NTFB provides access to more than 190,000 meals for hungry children, seniors, and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and more than 200 Partner Agencies. In the fiscal year 2018, NTFB provided access to more than 72 million nutritious meals. While the NTFB is making steady progress toward closing the hunger gap, much work remains to be done to reach the organization's 10-year goal of providing 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025.

NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.

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