Preston Hollow residents John and Pam Beckert are offended by the numbers.
One in four area children live in food insecure homes, according to the North Texas Food Bank. One in six senior adults do, too.
“Hunger in our community is unacceptable,” said John Beckert, who with his wife has supported NTFB for more than 30 years.
The Beckerts, Perots, Jains and other Dallas families are looking to do more to reduce those numbers and are inviting other North Texans a $55 million Stop Hunger Build Hope capital campaign.
The Beckerts are co-chairing the campaign, now in its public phase. The aim: boosting facilities, bolstering partners and incorporating more technology in an effort to provide by 2015 the 92 million meals needed annually to feed the hungry in 13 counties. That’s a 50 percent increase from what NTFB provided in 2015. Visit ntfbstophunger.org.