Opportune in the Community
It is our mission to aid a variety of diverse organizations by contributing our time and financial resources to create a place to live that we are all proud to call home. We believe that by giving to several organizations, we are able to assist in increasing the quality of life for the citizens of the city, county and surrounding areas.
Opportune in the Community Quarterly Update
Travis Frederick's Blocking Out Hunger Foundation
Opportune partner, Matt Flanagan, first introduced the non-profit organization, The Travis Frederick’s Blocking Out Hunger Foundation, to Opportune in 2016. The foundation was created by the starting Dallas Cowboy center, Travis Frederick, and focuses on providing support to inner-city and low-income children throughout Dallas and the surrounding metroplex. Travis, who has a vibrant passion for helping hungry kids in our community, has a personal goal to provide more than 50,000 meals to at-risk Dallas-area children by the end of 2018.
The hunger problem is real; especially in Texas. Last year, there were more than 4.65 million Texans – including nearly 1.9 million children – who had limited or uncertain access to enough food for a healthy lifestyle.
During its first year of existence, the foundation has donated a truck full of food for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, raised money to support the cause through various events, and has recently kicked off the Nourish2Flourish “Summer Giveaway” program which will provide 200 kids with a meal a week over the summer break.
The foundation’s Executive Board consists of twenty-five forward-thinking senior business executives and community leaders whose role is to enhance the organization’s public standing and champion the foundation’s mission and accomplishments to the public. Opportune's Managing Director, Drew Lockard, proudly serves on the board of this great organization. Opportune is proud to be involved and support the Dallas community.