It is a hot day here in the North Texas area! The high is almost 80 degrees! We have a great show it store for you today! At the half, we have Trisha Cunningham, the President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank on to discuss giving back with The North Texas Food Bank, so stick around for Trisha! First up, we have a One Life Radio favorite, Von Eaglin, so let’s get started!
Von Eaglin is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and works with two group practices in the Dallas area. He is a certified couple relationship trainer and sees a wide range of clients addressing men’s issues, anger management, abuse, and addiction; just to name a few. He is also a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas in the Counseling and Higher Education Department. His Ph.D. research focuses on on couple relationships dialogue. You can find him at his website or follow him on Instagram @VonTalks.
Von’s Solutions For Top Holiday Stressors
Family issues and family pressures are definitely one of the biggest reasons for holiday stressors. There are a lot of expectations placed on us around the holidays that we fall into the happiness trap. The happiness trap is when we try so hard to be happy, that when we are not ecstatic, we are ultimately disappointed and end up being incredibly sad. Financial stress is another big holiday stressors. Use your creativity! Von says that for his Mother each year, he makes her a custom calendar! How cute and sweet!
Children are very susceptible to adult stress. If the child is 5, maybe don’t tell them that the bills are piling up. If the child is 14, a conversation about how might things really cost may be a good life lesson. There is a difference in being broke and poor. Broke means you have no money, poor is a state of mind. You always need to be able to differentiate the two to your self and to your children!
Trisha Cunningham is President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), a nonprofit focused on eradicating hunger in a diverse 13-county service area. It is estimated that more than 900,000 people in the North Texas area do not know where their next healthy meal is coming from. Cunningham and the NTFB team along with their partner agencies and thousands of volunteers provided access to almost 97 million meals last fiscal year. Prior to North Texas Food Bank, Cunningham was a 30-year global marketing, communications, branding, and public affairs executive at Texas Instruments where she most recently served as Chief Citizenship Officer. Cunningham currently serves as a director for Feeding Texas, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, and the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Dallas Chapter.
Giving Back With North Texas Food Bank
1 in 5 people in North Texas is food insecure and doesn’t know where his or her next meal is coming from. Every $1 helps provide three nutritious meals for hungry children, seniors and families in our community. Consider becoming a volunteer! Every hour you give gets us closer to a hunger-free, healthy North Texas. The Texas National Guard is back at the North Texas Food Bank to provide additional help through December in our production lines and Mobile Pantry distributions. A resurgence in Coronavirus cases is increasing demand even further and according to Feeding Texas, Texas food banks estimate they will need to distribute approximately 80 million pounds of food per month over the next 6 months to keep pace with the demand. Food 4 Kids backpacks will be available to all students at our regular sites and we are removing the enrollment/referral process.
Hunger is hidden. Trisha says that The North Texas Food Bank usually served the working poor, like the person who checks you out at the grocery store, or you favorite waiter or waitress. Hunger is a symptom of poverty. Livable wages, educations, job skills training, and healthcare are all things that we need to be looking at when we ask the question, ‘Why are people hungry?” There is no reason for anyone in our community to be hungry.
A big thank you to our guests, Von Eaglin and Trisha Cunningham! You can donate to the North Texas Food Bank by clicking here! Each dollar makes a difference in a family and child’s life. Not knowing where your next meal is coming from is stressful, so please consider drastically changing someones holiday!
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