Positively North Texas: Hunger Busters

By Michelle Brooks

Dallas based non-profit, Hunger Busters, is feeding thousands of Dallas ISD families everyday through a program called “Operation Healthy Summer box”. 87% of children in DISD are characterized as food insecure. During an ordinary school year Hunger Busters serves 11 schools 5 days a week and provides 2000 meals a day to hungry kids. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Hunger Busters has had to change the way they distribute food. Operation Healthy Summer box was launched to reach hungry families who are now stuck at home doing virtual learning.

Hunger Buster’s is using five satellite locations to distribute boxes. Each family gets a milk, protein, and any produce that is on hand that week. Companies like Farmers and Families and Minute Rice often donate to the non-profit, they are currently receiving 24 pallets of fresh produce six days a week.

Operation Healthy Summer Box will continue until the end of the year. Hunger Busters runs free food drives in Dallas at least five days a week. To donate to Hunger Busters, visit their website at www.HungerBusters.com.