ASAE’s Community Connection in Dallas Will Benefit Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, Provide Meals to Thousands of Children

WASHINGTON — During this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, ASAE attendees will give back to the local community through two community service projects and other activities with all proceeds benefitting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), which is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization which leads the fight against hunger with knowledge-based strategies to distribute donated, purchased, and prepared foods through a network of feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties



WASHINGTON — During this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, ASAE attendees will give back to the local community through two community service projects and other activities with all proceeds benefiting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), which is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization which leads the fight against hunger with knowledge-based strategies to distribute donated, purchased, and prepared foods through a network of feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties

On Saturday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 14, conference attendees will sort and box donated goods to help with NTFB’s Food 4 Kids backpack program, which helps provide participating schools with nutritious, kid-friendly, self-serve food designed to fill a backpack and feed a child over the weekend during the school year. Along with the volunteer projects, multiple philanthropic events throughout the conference will help raise money including the registration fees from the 5K Walk/Fun Run and the Dallas Double Take Tours on Saturday and Tuesday afternoons.

“We consider giving back to the local community a vital part of our Annual Meeting and our attendees appreciate the opportunity as well,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. “Our goal is to raise $50,000, so we can help 10,000 kids in the Dallas community stay healthy and focus on learning.

New this year is a chance for all ASAE members to participate in this year’s community service by donating online through a Virtual Food Drive for NTFB. It uses a game-like animation and is flash-based, allowing people the opportunity to shop and personalize their donation. To make an online contribution, please click here.

Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau is donating $15,000 in lieu of a Dallas welcome amenity. The ASAE Foundation is matching the city contribution of $15,000 toward this fundraising effort. On Tuesday, August 14, ASAE will present a check to NFTB with the total amount raised during the meeting and online.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sabrina Kidwai, [email protected], 202-326-9505.
Priscilla Hagstrom, ASAE Dallas Host Committee PR Chair, Director of Communications/Social Media, Dallas Zoo, 469-554-7425 or [email protected].

About the North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. The food bank was established in 1982 to address the critical issue of hunger in North Texas. The NTFB is a certified member of the Feeding America Food Bank Network. Volunteers are invaluable to the Food Bank. Without the 60,000 plus hours of volunteer help each year, the NTFB would be unable to provide food to the hundreds of thousands of hungry North Texans it currently serves. Learn more about this a great organization.

About Dallas
Dallas is a destination that inspires big ideas. As the No. 1 one visitor destination in Texas, the Dallas area offers the best shopping in the Southwest, a cutting-edge culinary scene led by nationally acclaimed celebrity chefs, 70,000 hotel rooms, ranging from luxury to boutique, and more than 200 golf courses. The city boasts the largest contiguous urban arts district in the U.S. with five cultural venues designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects. In addition, the Dallas metropolitan area is the only one in the Southwest to host teams representing five major professional sports leagues, including the legendary Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas area is also the largest film and television production center in Texas and the location of the Dallas Film Commission. For additional information about the city, see www.visitdallas.com. Live Large. Think Big.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.

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