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North Texas Food Bank
December 22, 2009

The experience was very heart touching and well received by our group of 22. We turned our team building event into a competition to beat the Home Depot crew. A little friendly competition to out do them, lead to more meals being boxed for the hungry. It was a great team building excercise for us as we all pulled together to complete a final goal. That goal of course was tangible as opposed to other team building or leadership classes I've attended where we did excercises. The tangible goal was seen by us at the end of the excercise. We left with a huge feeling of satisfaction for goals accomplished, and more importantly giving back to our community and the people of North Texas.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I learned about the children's back pack program and was so moved by the stories of those children that I plan on volunteering more. I enjoyed the fact that we were able to contribute a small amount of effort (a few hours) to create almost 19,000 meals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

We were met by a very friendly and gracious staff.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I believe it could automate some of the processes which could in turn enable them to provide more food to the hungry.

Ways to make it better...

I believe if our team had been a little more organized before our arrival, we could have done even more for the North Texas Food Bank. All the blame lies on us; however, this was a tremendous event and I would recommend it to any indiviual or corporation.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

With a declining economy, I would expect less donations being made to them. That challenge alone is huge.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I encourage all to volunteer at least once at the North Texas Food Bank. It is a humbling and heart felt experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I spent a day with my company doing team building which lead to packaging meals for the elderly.