Texanthropy Spotlight: South Plains Food Bank
Located in Lubbock, the South Plains Food Bank covers a 20-county service area and feeds over 57,000 individuals a year. I have been fortunate enough to have visited many of our food banks in Texas, and I love how each one has created diverse programs and missions reflecting the unique needs of their communities.
The South Plains Food Bank aims to end hunger, give hope, and enrich lives. There are many programs at this food bank, such as Mobile Pantry, Children’s Feeding Programs, or Farm, Orchard and GRUB, all contributing to a stronger West Texas community.
Recently, the South Plains Food Bank has been raising funds to expand their Children’s Feeding Programs through their Feed Our Kids, Fuel Our Future campaign. They are getting close to their goal of feeding an additional 1,000 kids daily, hoping to decrease the statistic that 1 in 4 kids on the South Plains do not know where their next meal is coming from.
Another recent campaign has been to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in the southern part of our state. The South Plains Food Bank helped raise over $52,000 and 87,727 lbs of relief items ranging from food to hygiene items. They sent their first delivery of relief items down on September 29.
I would encourage anyone looking to find an outstanding nonprofit to get involved with to consider the South Plains Food Bank. Below you will find their website and specific contact information. If you want to help feed our kids and fuel our future in West Texas, I encourage you to get involved with the South Plains Food Bank.
Volunteer Opportunities: Berry Massey firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Children’s Feeding Programs: Roxanne Ancira email@example.com
Director of Farm, Orchard and GRUB: Lynn Weir firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager of Agency Relations (Mobile Pantry): Trine Solis-Jackson email@example.com