North Texas Food Bank: The Mecca Minute


This week Gerry Mecca is highlighting an initiative with the North Texas Food Bank. Hunger can be a hidden issue in any community. The NTFB help to raise awareness surrounding the issue of food insecurity for children, families and seniors in hopes others will get involved in the fight against hunger.

Mayor LaRosiliere, City of Plano, says, “This is the time of year where our community comes together to spread hope with their generosity and care. We look forward to everyone in Collin County donating peanut butter to their fellow neighbor.”

For the entire month of September, NTFB will be collecting regular-sized, plastic jars of peanut butter to help feed hungry children and their families. Your company or organization can register to host your own drive, or you can collect jars and drop them off at one of the public drop-off sites throughout Collin County.


Public Drop Off Sites:


  • North Texas Food Bank’s Perot Family Campus | 3677 Mapleshade Ln. | Plano, TX 75075
  • Allen Public Library | 300 North Allen Drive | Allen, TX 75013
  • Carpenter Park Recreation Center | 6701 Coit Road | Plano, TX 75024
  • Celina City Hall | 142 North Ohio Street | Celina, TX 75009
  • Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium | 110 Rivercrest Blvd. | Allen, TX 75002
  • Dr Pepper Ballpark | 7300 Roughriders Trail | Frisco, TX 75034
  • Fairview Fire Station #2 | 1200 Stacy Road | Fairview, TX 75069
  • Haggard Library | 2501 Coit Road | Plano, TX 75075
  • Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club | 465 Scenic Ranch Circle | Fairview, TX 75069
  • Interurban Railway Museum | 901 East 15th Street | Plano, TX 75074
  • Lone Star Oral Health | 5800 Coit Road, Ste. 300 | Plano, TX 75023
  • Plano Municipal Center | 1520 K Avenue | Plano, TX 75074
  • Read Between the Lines at Legacy West | 7500 Windrose Ave., Ste. B160 | Plano, TX 75024
  • Richardson City Hall | 411 W Arapaho Rd | Richardson, TX 75080
  • Smith Public Library | 300 Country Club Road, #300 | Wylie, TX 75098
  • The Shops at Willow Bend (Lower-Level Court) | 6121 W. Park Blvd. | Plano, TX 75093
  • The UPS Store5605 FM 423, Ste. 500 | Frisco, TX 750345729 Lebanon Road, Ste. 144 | Frisco, TX 750343948 Legacy Drive, Ste. 106 | Frisco, TX 750233308 Preston Road, Ste. 350 | Plano, TX 750936505 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 306 | Plano, TX 75093
  • Town Hall | 372 Town Place | Fairview, TX 75069
  • Wylie Municipal Complex | 300 Country Club Road, Bldg. 100 | Wylie, TX 75098
  • Wylie Recreation Center | 300 Country Club Road, Bldg. 200 | Wylie, TX 75098



*Contributions to this article were made by the official NTFB website


Gerry Mecca is currently with The EKG Group and as the former VP of IT at Keurig Dr. Pepper.


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