12th Annual Chiropractic Food Drive Donating to North Texas

Parker College of Chiropractic News

December 1, 2008 (Dallas, TX) – The Center for Academics at Parker College of Chiropractic organized the 12th Annual Food Drive in conjunction with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). Parker College participates in the annual food drive as a way to show their support for the surrounding communities. “Parker College has such a great history of donating large amounts because of the generosity and service mentality,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic.

At the beginning of this year’s food drive, 40, 200 meal boxes were ordered, but quickly overflowed with the donations from the students, staff, and faculty at Parker College, the expectations of the number of boxes exceeded. “This is what the holiday season is about, giving with a grateful heart said,” Dr. Gene Giggleman, dean of Center for Academics. With the poor state of the economy the demand at food banks has increased while consequently the supply is decreasing. The overwhelming amount of food collected from Parker College will make a great impact on the food bank supply especially during these hard economic times.

Parker College of Chiropractic's 12th Annual Food Drive
A small portion of the overflow of food donated by Parker College for the 12th Annual Food Drive

More than 10,000 pounds of food was donated last year, and Parker College is well on its way of surpassing that number. “Our goal for the 2008 food drive was to exceed last year’s donation by several thousand pounds,” said Dr. Giggleman. The pounds of food donated will be determined by NTFB in December.

“This is one of the ways we can give back each year, showing our compassion for the people of North Texas,” said Dr. Mancini.

After all of the food is collected, the NTFB will distribute the donations to those in need. NTFB is a nonprofit center for food distribution who seeks to eliminate hunger by distributing food and grocery products through a network of nonprofit organizations while providing education and increasing awareness on issues of hunger.

NTFB is a partner of America’s Second Harvest and was recognized as 2001 Food Bank of the Year. The Food Bank procures donated surplus food and transfers it in usable quantities through nine programs to more than 400 Member Agencies in 13 North Texas counties including kids cafes, after-school programs, food pantries, emergency shelters, residential treatment programs, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, low-income daycare centers and other social service centers. To find more information on North Texas Food Bank or where to make a donation, go to www.ntxfoodbank.org.

Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. Parker College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degrees.

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