to support the West Texas Food Bank in their quest to feed the hungry.
3.5 Million Meals Strong: The West Texas Food Bank Fights Hunger Fiercely
This year marks the West Texas Food Bank’s 30 anniversary of fighting hunger. Navigate to their website, and below the picture of a little girl you’ll read “dreaming of dinner.” It makes you stop for a moment. Dreaming of dinner isn’t what many of us dreamed about as children—or as adults. But it is the dream of many children, families and senior citizens in the community who struggle with hunger—and it shouldn’t be.
The West Texas Food Bank (WTFB) is the largest collaborative non-profit, non-governmental hunger relief agency serving the Permian Basin. In 2014, the food bank supplied 4.1 Million meals to hungry West Texans, and in 2015 3.5 Million meals have been provided to those dreaming of dinner. WTFB is a proud member of Feeding America and helps to support the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through strategic partnerships with civic groups, corporate groups and private donors. The food bank distributes donated and purchased food to a network of over 80 Partner Agencies in 19 counties across 34,000 square miles in West Texas.
WTFB participated in Alon’s Load The Code contest and was a finalist in 2014. Load The Code is a competition geared to regional non-profit organizations and the communities they serve. The competition included organization from Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma and encouraged members of the community to download an app to their mobile device and vote for their favorite charity for the charity’s chance to win $30,000. Community members also had the chance to scan in a code from a local Alon store and enter it into the app for their own chance to win free gas or even a car.
You can help the West Texas Food Bank this year by making a donation at the food drive during Odessa’s Boo Fest located in Odessa, Texas. Other ways to donate include making a financial donation, volunteering your time or participating in an event. You can even start your own food drive or fund drive. Every dollar collected provided four meals to those in need. For more information about the West Texas Food Bank, the good work they do and how you can help please visit their website at www.wtxfoodbank.org.