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North Texas Food Bank’s Indo-American Council to launch Million Meal March campaign

North Texas Food Bank’s newly formed Indo-American Council, led by local philanthropists Anna and Raj Asava, is launching a signature campaign – the  Million Meal March – to raise awareness and funds to benefit the North Texas Food Bank. The council has set a goal of providing access to 1 million nutritious meals via this campaign.

Indo American Council launched in September. Prominent members include Manisha and Sanjive Agarwala, Anjali and Vihang Desai, Sejal and Hemang Desai, Veena and Sunil Khiani, Neelam and Prakash Mathrani, and Shailesh Negandhi.

“When we launched the council just a few short weeks ago, we knew that we would get a positive response,” stated Raj Asava, NTFB IAC founder, in a press release. “What we didn’t know was how passionate these advocates would be about the cause of hunger.

“Launching the Million Meal March is exciting and humbling because we have seen the community rally behind the idea of eradicating hunger in North Texas.”

In addition to serving as the founders of the Indo-American Council, the Asavas are also major donors to the initiative, recently presenting a check of $100,000 to the Food Bank at a Diwali volunteer day at the NTFB warehouse.

“I have known Anna and Raj for many years now, and they bring enthusiasm and passion to everything that they do,” stated Anurag Jain, North Texas Food Bank’ newly named board chair, in the release. “I love the theme – the million meal march – because it underscores the collaboration that is necessary to meet the goal. The community is marching together to make sure that our neighbors are fed.”

To learn more about the Million Meal March and the North Texas Food Bank Indo-American Council,  visit www.ntfb.org/iac.

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