FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FANG Makes Annual Donation.
Proceeds from member contributions to go to Forney Food Pantry.
JANUARY 14, 2020 — FORNEY TX — Forney Area Networking Group (FANG) has been helping connect business owners in Forney and the surrounding towns since 2011. The group collects $2 from each member at weekly meetings to cover operational expenses, and has pledged to donate any funds remaining at the end of each year to a local Forney-area charity.
The pledge began when Jonathan D. Spiliotopoulos, founder of The Creative Offices, and Susan Bennett-White, an Independent Marketing Director with Team National, took over leadership of FANG in June of 2019.
All regular FANG attendees had an opportunity to vote – by anonymous ballot – for a charity to receive the excess funds, and they chose Forney Food Pantry.
“I’m tremendously grateful that the Forney Food Pantry will receive our donation this year,” said Mr. Spiliotopoulos. “Having grown up poor, I know what it’s like to struggle, and am so glad that FANG is in a position to help others.”
“There were votes for so many important organizations this year,” said Mrs. Bennett-White. “The number of people in our community that need is truly heartbreaking. My hope is that, as FANG grows, so too will our ability to donate more money to more organizations.”
“The Forney Food Pantry graciously accepts this gift from FANG’s membership,” said Teressa Adams about the FANG members’ choice. “This donation equates to roughly 4000 meals, and will help a lot of people. Thank you to everybody who contributed.”
About Forney Area Networking Group
Forney Area Networking Group (FANG) is a weekly meeting of business professionals operating in Forney TX and the surrounding towns. Everybody is welcome to attend meetings. The purpose of FANG is to help grow area businesses through referral marketing, and help entrepreneurs with useful advice, accountability, and support.
Learn more at https://forney.business or on Facebook at https://fb.com/forney.business
About Forney Food Pantry
The Forney Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a North Texas Food Bank Partner Agency located in Forney, Texas, serving Forney and Crandall, Texas, since 1992. The pantry serves an average of 189 families every month which is an increase of nearly 50% from 2012. The pantry also has a “backpack program” that feeds 145 children every week.
Learn more at http://www.forneyfoodpantryinc.org/
Jonathan D. Spiliotopoulos