Preston Hollow resident Joanne Teichman credits a letter from friends with bringing to her attention the needs of school children with nothing to eat on weekends.
“We just took out our check book and wrote a check, a big check,” Teichman said. “We thought this can’t be happening in Dallas.”
Pam Beckert, Diane Buchanan, and Patsy Fagadau started the Food 4 Kids Letter Writing Campaign in 2006. According to the North Texas Food Bank, $5 provides a child with a backpack of nutritious, ready-to-eat food to take home for the weekend.
Teichman, who with her husband, Charles, owns jewelry retailer Ylang 23, wasn’t satisfied with only writing a check. Wanting to share her marketing and fundraising skills, she volunteered as campaign chairperson in 2007, then added Joyce Goss as co-chair for 2008, 2014, and 2015.