Spreading Smiles through North Texas Food Bank: Making a Difference


Spreading Smiles through North Texas Food Bank: Making a Difference

Today, there are many children and families who need support. They struggle to get nutritious meals and live a comfortable life. It’s our responsibility to do our part to make our community better and better every day. Asian Mint ® constantly works hard to stick to this faith. And the recent event where Asian Mint joined the North Texas Food Bank’s 18th Annual Empty Bowls Event in Dallas, TX, presented by Kroger on March 10, 2017 was no different.

This event was a huge success. The event essentially brought together a scrumptious bowl-friendly fare from 20 of North Texas’ finest restaurants. The attendees, apart from digging in, also selected a handcrafted bowl from some of Texas’ finest artists as a memento of the day.

The generosity of the local residents and the outpouring support of the Asian Mint ® community made the event successful. In a short period of time, the event raised $202,220. Proceeds of the event benefitted the North Texas Food Bank’s feeding program.
Asian Mint ®’s Founder, Chef Nikky Phinyawatana, featured a Thai Tom Kha Coconut Soup for the event. It was the highlight of the day. The group’s enthusiasm for the mission was amazing.

And what was the post event verdict?

“We are very excited to announce that with your help, our Empty Bowls event raised $202,220 which means we will be able to provide access to 606,660 nutritious meals to hungry children, families and seniors across North Texas! We can’t thank you enough for your support and participation in this event. The Coconut Soup was a huge hit and we love your group’s enthusiasm for our mission,” said Melissa Retzsch of the North Texas Food Bank.

Apart from making stomachs happy, Asian Mint ® also advocates for other social causes. We are so fortunate in our community; lending a helping hand to those who are not as lucky is our responsibility. There is no better joy than spreading smiles through nutritious meals provided to needy children. We hope to undertake many more events of this nature in the future to make the world a better place to live in. We hope that one day, nobody on the planet has to witness “empty bowls” in their daily lives.

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