North Texas Food Bank helped by ‘A Christmas Carol’

January 16, 2013 by  

Following the yearly production of ‘A Christmas Carol’, the Dallas Theater Center was able to make a donation of $63,186.72 to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB).

The amount donated exceeded the previously highest amount, raised in 2010, of $48,988.85. The Dallas Theater Center has been in partnership with the NTFB for five years and each year donations are made by the patrons of the Dallas Theater Center.

A Christmas Carol is produced by the Dallas Theater Center every year, during which time the company is able to engage with audiences to raise awareness for the NTFB, which has been in existence for more than 30 years. Kevin Moriarty, the Artistic Director of the Dallas Theater Center, spoke of his appreciation of the theater audiences who give so generously and embrace the message every year. He also said he believed Charles Dickens would feel proud to know how his story has helped the community. Patrons of the Dallas Theater Center are invited to make a donation following each performance of A Christmas Carol, with the average amount donated being $1,805.33 after every performance. The lobby in the Kalita Humphreys also had a collection point for donations of non-perishable food items.

Local flyer printing services may be utilized by the NTFB to help raise awareness of the program and encourage more volunteers. The NTFB will be looking at ways to reach out to other communities and ways to help improve the lives of those in need.