About Us

Our Founding

The Blocking Hunger Foundation was founded by Travis Frederick in 2017. The foundation was founded after Travis was volunteering with an organization and noticed all of the children in line to receive the food that he was helping to distribute. It was then that he knew he had to do something.

Kids smiling
Teacher leading class down hallway

Dallas County has the sixth highest number of children facing hunger in the country. The foundation is actively fighting childhood hunger in the Dallas-Fort Worth communities. Blocking Hunger is working to reduce the number of hungry children by distributing meals to those in need through our Travis’ Pantries and Nourish2Flourish programs. The foundation focuses on addressing childhood hunger because a child can’t reach their full potential if they are hungry.

About Travis Frederick

Travis Frederick first came to Dallas in 2013 as a first-round draft pick from the University of Wisconsin where Travis began his career in the NFL with the Cowboys. Travis played with the Cowboys for the entirety of his seven year NFL career as a center. Shortly after moving to Dallas, Travis saw a community with many food insecure children. Having come from a small town in Wisconsin that faced food insecurity, he knew he wanted to make a positive impact in his new community of Dallas, Texas.

Travis Frederick giving an interview
For a child to go to school hungry and not have an opportunity to be at his full potential or learn, how are our kids going to start and become full adults if they can’t even have food?
Travis Frederick
on how childhood hunger negatively impacts growth

Our Impact

4 Pantries

We currently have Travis’ Pantries in four elementary schools across north Texas: Huffman, Trinity Basin, Weiss, and Dr. Linda Henrie.

4,000+ Students

Over 4,000 students benefit from our Travis’ Pantries and Nourish2Flourish outreach programs.

1 Partner

Sharing Life provides the meals and food for the children that benefit from Travis’ Pantries and Nourish2Flourish programs.

Our Team

Headshot of Travis Frederick
Travis Frederick
Founder and President
Headshot of Tyler Biadasz
Tyler Biadasz
Vice President
Blaine Roche
Blaine Roche

Executive Board

Angela Baldwin
Vice President, Treasurer and Risk Management
At Home Group Inc.
Gary Delavan
Vice President
Goosehead Insurance

Tom Day
The Vitamin Bridge

Kaylee Frederick
Vice President
Blocking Hunger Foundation

Kelly Vickers
Locke Lord, LLP

John Kennelly
Vice President, Accounting & Finance
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Carol Roberts
Community Relations & Marketing Manager

Ronald Thacker
Regional Director-Central Region
Morgan Stanley

John Tannous
Chicago Title DFW

Dan Bennett
Regional Vice President Dallas/Houston
Cumulus Media

Kevin Davis
Sr. Project Manager

Teresa Fairbrook
Pioneer Natural Resources

Rachel Graham
President & Co-Foundation
Healing Springs Ranch

Mark Lavoy
Vice President - Dallas
Jordan Foster Construction

Suzanne Miller
President & Founder
SPM Communications

Blaine Roche
NFL Agent & Marketing
Athletes First

Tim Burkhart
Dallas Cowboys Merchandising

Jeff Smith
General Manager
Omni Hotel Frisico

Mindy Davis
Sr. Director of Consumer Marketing
Haggar Clothing Co.

Travis Frederick
Founder/ President
Blocking Hunger Foundation

Dickie Heathcott, CPA
Office Managing Partner
Crowe Horwath, LLP

Sanjay Jupudi

Kyle Liner

Danielle Needham
Associate General Counsel Labor & Employment
Bell Flight
Brent Russell
Vice President & General Manager
Enterprise Holdings, LLC

Steve Simpson
Senior Vice President/General Manager
FOX Sports Southwest

Our programs would not be possible without your support

Please consider making a donation to support our pantries and Nourish2Flourish programs.