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North Texas Food Bank calls for holiday help

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The North Texas Food Bank needs help this holiday season because recent federal cuts have left more people in need.

The food bank expects it will need to supply an extra 1 million pounds of food per month to keep up with the increased demand. And it will need to raise about $7 million to cover the cost.

In addition to monetary donations, the food bank needs weekday volunteers.

Peggy Kilcrease with Grand Prairie Family Church helps when she can. She said she knows what it's like to feel hungry. After she retired in 2009 she went three weeks without eating because she only had money for bills and had too much pride to ask for help.

"There's a lot of folks that are hungry, and I want to be able to feed them. I don't want them to do and be like I was. It's not a prideful thing. It's not a charity. It's a helping hand to help you get back on feet. So anything and everything people can do to help us and give us some food that would be awesome," she said.

The food bank welcomes canned goods. Monetary donations also go a long way. Every $1 donated helps feed three people.

For more information, visit ntfb.org

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