July 6, 2018, Dallas, Texas
On Saturday, June 30, 2018, the North Texas Food Bank unveiled the new name of their Cockrell Hill location in Dallas, Texas, as “The Pollock Campus”. This location is being repurposed as a HUB for smaller non-profit organizations to give to hungry families in the North Texas area.
Pollock has been a proud supporter of the North Texas Food Bank for 3 years and is also a sponsor of Empty Bowls, Taste of the Cowboys and Harvest. Pollock holds a service day once a year at the food bank where associates donate volunteer time to help sort and pack food boxes. This year, Pollock associates packed 7 pallets, which equates to 8,400 pounds and 7,000 meals for the community. “We are dedicated to giving back to the communities that we operate in. Through PollockCares, we strive to make a significant impact on the lives of people in need,” explains Lonnie Pollock, III, Chief Executive Officer at Pollock.
In honor of Pollock’s 100th year in business, Pollock and the Pollock Foundation made a $600,000 donation to the North Texas Food Bank’s Stop Hunger, Build Hope capital campaign. Other various fundraisers were held at the Pollock DFW branch throughout the year by its associates, and together they raised over $10,000 for the food bank.
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families across a 13-county service area. The need for hunger relief in North Texas is huge; to combat increasing food insecurity, the Food Bank recently launched a 10-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.