Nick Marino Jr.

Founder, Feed The City

Named a Top Texan Under 30 by, Nick Marino Jr. (’10) has used his marketing degree from UNT to help tackle one of society’s biggest challenges – food insecurity.

“I love the opportunity to give back, but I’m also having fun with what I do,” Marino says. “Marketing is my hobby, and UNT gave me the experience to make something out of what I love.”

In 2015, Marino led the efforts to launch Feed The City events in Dallas. These events bring together hundreds of people to make thousands of meals for those who are less fortunate.

He also launched Farm The City events, an initiative to partner urban gardens with local food charities to provide fresh meals to people in need.

“Living with purpose is beyond a statement to me. It is the way I want to live my life daily,” says Marino. “A lot of people are scared to follow their passion, but I say, ‘Fail faster. Fail harder. But get up quicker.'”