West Texas Food Bank
Grocers Hunger Match
Go to your nearest Grocers and shop and you will be supporting your local food bank. Nov 1-Dec 31, 2013
Hunters for the Hungry
Go to the website for Hunters for the Hungry. Nov 1 is the date and runs through Dec.
October Food Drives
Here are a couple of businesses having a food drive for the month of October. Stop by one of these locations and donate.
Permian Basin Apartment Assoc.
Permian Basin Rehab
Wells Fargo_JBS Pkwy
Citizens Credit Union-Midland & Big Spring
America Storgae Center-Midland
Lone Star Abstract-Midland
Security Bank (Odessa, Midland, Crane, Monahans, & McCamey)
Apache Corporation -Midland
Sewell Family of Companies
Thank you Sherillyn and Megan for bringing in new employees to help us in the warehouse. Awesome job they did. All of you made 180 outreach boxes.
Thank You West Texas Educators Credit Union
Thank you for coming to the warehouse to fill outreach boxes and sort other foods.
Thank you Sam's & Walmart Employees
Thanks to Sam's & Walmart employees in helping out in our warehouse in sorting the food that came in.
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In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
A strong desire or need for food. (American Heritage Dictionary)
A weakened disordered condition brought about by prolonged lack of food. (Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary)
The West Texas Food bank was established by a small group of local concerned citizens in 1985 to address the critical issue of hunger in the West Texas area by securing donations of surplus foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry covering 45,000 square miles in 22 West Texas Counties.
There are three basic needs of life: clothing, shelter, and FOOD. For most of us, food is there... readily available. We just have to decide what kind we want. Food is something to munch, something to nosh, something to chew, something to scarf. It’s how much you want, whenever you want.
But unfortunately, for some people, food – of any kind – is NOT always readily available, and food – of any kind – is not something they can afford.
Maybe they’ve had a rough month. Maybe it’s been a rough life. There is too much month left at the end of the money.
Regardless, food is a basic human need, hunger is the most basic human urge – and the West Texas Food Bank has made it our mission to satisfy that need whenever and wherever we can in West Texas!