West Texas Food Bank
Hunger Calls Food Drive
Who: ClearTalk Wireless
When: May 15 through June 30 2013
What: Hunger Calls Food Drive
How: A customer can receive a discount off a handset purchase when they donate 2 cans of food.
400RS-Midland Store 1-W Cuthbert 3 9-9pm, 10-6 Sunday 3205 W Cuthbert Ave Ste B4 Midland Tx 79705
401KS-Midland HEBKiosk1-W Wadley 1 9-9pm, 10-6 Sunday 3325 West Wadley Avenue Midland 79701
402KS-Midland Super Mercado-N Big Spring 2 9-9pm, 10-6 Sunday 2208 North Big Spring Street Midland, TX 79705
404KS- FF Midland Front St 1 9-9pm, 10-6 Sunday 703 E. Front St. Midland, TX 79701
480KS-Big Spring HEBKiosk1-S Gregg 1 9-9pm, 10-6 Sunday 2000 S Gregg St Big Spring Tx 79720
450RS-Odessa Store 1-N Grandview 4 9-8pm. 11-5 Sunday 910 N Grandview Ave Odessa, TX 79761
452RS-Odessa Store 2-N County Rd W 3 9-8pm. 11-5 Sunday 1621 N County Road West Odessa, TX 79763
453ML-Odessa Mall 1 10-9pm, 12-6 Sunday 4101 E 42nd Street Odessa, TX 79762
455RS-Odessa Store 4- One Energy Square 3 9-8pm. 11-5 Sunday 3310 Andrews Hwy Odessa, TX 79762
490ks- Lowe's Monahans 1 9-8pm. 11-5 Sunday 1201 S Stockton Ave Monahans, TX 79756
495ks- La Tienda Pecos S. Eddy st 1 9-9pm, 11-8 Sunday 810 S. Eddy St. Pecos TX, 79772
Oxy donates food and funds
Oxy delivered 364 lbs of food and a donation $2000! That's equivalent to 8,000 meals! Shown here is Monica Powell, Kathy Whalen and Hollne Wheeler from Oxy.
Thank you so much!
Curves Odessa Donates Equivalent of Over 6,000 Meals
Thank you so much to Nancy Clark (second from left) and her staff at Curves Odessa, 1541 JBS Parkway, for collecting $1,562.00 and 367 lbs of canned goods for our West Texas Food Bank!
Also pictured, left to right, Janett Frentress, Pam Hicks, Connie Fields and Edie Tunstall.
Thank you Empty Bowls Midland!
We'd like to thank Jack Hickman and everyone at Trinity School for the first-ever Empty Bowls Midland. At the end of the night almost $6,000 was gathered for the Food Bank. Wow!
Download "Go Seconds" App, Order To-Go Fast & Give Back!
There's an app for that-- and now it benefits the Food Bank!
Download "Go Seconds" www.goseconds.com for more info and order to-go with your smart phone at your favorite restaurant. Yep, no more lines!
And each time you use the app and “round up” to the nearest dollar, the change will go straight to the food bank.
Talk about hungry people feeding other hungry people, we love this new app! Download it today!
Albertsons Donates $56,090!
Albertsons donated a whoppinig $56,090 in food and funds to the West Texas Food Bank as part of the annual Souper Bowl of Caring food drive. Wow!
We are so thrilled to have an amazing partner fighting hunger like our neighborhood Alberstons stores. Please thank them when you stop by to shop!
From left to right: Scott Sass - Center Store Operations Manager; Kenny Copeland - Store Director, 42nd street; Kathy Rupe - Store Director, Midland Drive; Liliana Salgado, Store Director, Midkiff Road; Louie Ornelas- Store Director, Andrews Highway; Tony Zuniga- Store Director, 8th Street; and David Urby- District Manager
Charity Miles Fights Hunger While You Fight Fat-- For FREE!
Do you love to run, walk, or bike? Do you love to give to local charities? Why not do both and NOT SPEND A CENT?
Download the Charity Miles application on your smart phone, enter your hometown, and get moving. Every mile you log equals a donation to Feeding America, the network of food banks across the country of which we are a member. Every quarter Feeding America will cut a check based on the miles logged in each hometown. (And don't think the underdog never wins-- right now Lubbock is in the top 10 cities receiving money from Charity Miles!)
What this means is when you hit the road, we hit gold!
Indoor functionality is coming soon so you can log your miles at the gym, so download it now for updates!
Thanks, Charity Miles for helping to create healthy communities nationwide (but especially here in Far West Texas!)
BHP Billiton Presents $15,000 to the Food Bank
We'd like to thank BHP Billiton for donating $15,000 to support our Partner Agencies in Reeves County.
“We appreciate the efforts and hard work that the West Texas, North Temple Baptist, and W.T. Catholic Parishes food banks do in Reeves County,” said Dennis Winowiecki, Production superintendent, BHP Billiton Petroleum. “We sincerely hope this donation will help area residents who are in need this time of year.”
Thank you to Dennis and everyone at BHP Billiton for your community support!
Thank You Wayne and Jo Ann Moore Charitable Foundation
The Wayne and Jo Ann Moore Charitable Foundation presented the Food Bank with a grant for $50,000. We are very grateful.
See what they had to say about the work we do in this Odessa American article from December 20: http://www.oaoa.com/people/article_a29d1842-4a2d-11e2-892e-0019bb30f31a.html
Super Shapes Fitness for Women Odessa Donates 6,000 Meals
Thank you to Super Shapes Odessa for donating 6,000 meals. To everyone on the staff and every member working hard to get fit, you guys have made West Texas a better place to live. We're definitely pumped about that!
Chase Bank Holiday Food Drive Nets Over 3,000 LBS
Thank you, Chase Bank, for filling 20 barrels of food for your first-ever holiday food drive. That was over 3,000 pounds of food. Wow!
Lithia All American Auto Group Donates $6,000
Thank you to Lithia All American Auto Group for their donation of $6,000 at the 25th City of Odessa Christmas tree lighting. This will go toward 300 boxes specifically made for fighting senior citizen hunger. We appreciate your donation!
Endeavor Energy Presents Check to WTFB
Thank you Endeavor Energy Resources, LP for your donation yesterday! Here's our Director of Development Rodney Hall accepting a check from Autry and Linda Stephens. Thank you!
Willis Permian Moves Joins "Move for Hunger" Program
Many people throw out a good deal of stuff when they move. Unfortunately a lot of this “stuff” is food that can be delivered to a family in need. That’s why Willis Permian Movers has teamed up with Move For Hunger to support the West Texas Food Bank.
Please set aside any unwanted, non-perishable food items before your move and Willis Permian Movers will deliver the food to the West Texas Food Bank as part of the Move For Hunger program!
Direct Energy Awards $2,500 for the Reduce Your Use For Good Program
Catherine Carlton with Direct Energy presented WTFB Executive Director Libby Campbell with a check for $2,500 to be put toward reducing energy costs in their Reduce Your Use for Good program.
Thanks, Direct Energy!
2012 Empty Bowls Brings in Close to $5,000
Thank you to Chris Stanley, Odessa High and their students, the Boys and Girls Club kids and Ellen Noel Museum summer program kids for making the 2012 Empty Bowls a success. We're told the event raised close to $5,000. WOW!
(Photo credit: Mark Sterkel, Odessa American)
Nicest. Zombies. Ever. Donate 900 Pounds of Canned Goods
And you thought zombies were brain-eating monsters...
Big thank you to the Odessa Texas Zombie Brigade and "Bloody Bill" Billy Pon for organizing this creative and fun food drive that brought in 900 pounds of much-needed food!
We never thought we'd say it, but we can't wait for the walking dead to appear again next year!
Clayton Williams Energy Donates $3,000
Thank you to Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. for their $3,000 donation and barrels of food!
Michael Pollard, SVP and CFO said, "Clayton Williams Energy is pleased to match the generosity of its employees, and we challenge other businesses in Midland to get behind the West Texas Food Bank in a similar way."
Devon Energy Gives Food and Funds
Shannon Moss, Site Superintendent, and WTFB Libby Campbell shake hands as Devon presents a check for $2,000 and donated 6,500 cans of food. Thanks, Devon!
Stonegate Fellowship Stuffs and Sorts the Truck!
We'd like to thank Stonegate Fellowship for participating in two Food Bank events: Stuff the Truck, which collected over 7,500 cans of food! And Sort the Truck, which put together 500 emergency boxes of food for the holidays over two shifts. Thank you!
Skyforce Football Brings in the LBS!
We need to thank Skyforce Football for braving the downpour to gather up over 1,100 lbs of food! You guys are our heroes!
Greenwood ISD Cheerleaders Lead the Fight Against Hunger
2-4-6-8! Who do we appreciate? The cheerleaders from Brooks Middle School in Greenwood ISD! They raised $1500 for the Food Bank!! Thanks, y'all!
Best o' the West SUCCESS!
We couldn't be more thrilled with how our first-ever Best o' the West Fest turned out and that had everything to do with YOU!
In the end, the West Texas Food Bank and Food 2 Kids raised over $250,000 in one night to be split between the two orgs. WOW!
Thank you to our star chefs Cowboy Cook Tom Perini and Chef Stephan Pyles for being great sports and thanks to our 14 local restaurant booths for providing great service! Thanks should also go to the volunteers from the Junior League Odessa and Guardians of Hope.
And a mighty big hats off must go to our wonderful sponsors who made the evening possible:
WESTERN NATIONAL BANK
NELL & MARY WADDELL
HOAK & THORP CPA'S
MARK KNOX FLOWERS
PB YOUTH CHAVARIM
SCHAFFER, DAVIS, O;LEARY, STOKER
DOUBLE D TONG
PATE & ASSOC
F & AM
JOE, SHERRI, BUZZ, BETSY HURT
Wall Street Bar & Grill
See you next year, y'all!
Golf Course Road Church of Christ Discovery School Walk-a-Thon
In the second year of the Golf Course Road Church of Christ Discovery School walk-a-thon, school organizers expected to bring in about $2,500. But the kids and their parents worked double time, it seems, because their grand total was over $5,500!
We could not be more thrilled, not only for the donation, but by seeing the school's little faces excited to give back to their community.
Thanks, Discovery School! You are all West Texas heroes!
UTPB Grants WTFB $2,000
The UTPB Students in Philanthropy Group awarded our Food Bank $2,000 -- that translates to 8,000 meals. Thanks, UTPB!
Pictured: Gabriella Salmon of SIP at UTPB with the WTFB Director of Finance Joey Ruiz.
Big Bend Sector of Border Patrol Raises $500
We'd like to thank the Big Bend Sector MWR for their $500 donation. That's 2,000 meals!
Pictured: Carlos DeLeon, Big Bend Sector MWR representative, with WTFB Grant Writer Mary Louise Lopez.
The Paper Plate Hunger Project
Why are your neighbors hungry? Almost 800,000 individuals* needed our help last year. We wanted to know so we asked our Partner Agencies to have their clients write on simple paper plates the reasons they need the food provided by the West Texas Food Bank.
The answers may surprise you. Take a look at a sample of the plates on our PHOTOS tab above.
Think you know why your neighbors are hungry? Think again.
(Last names have been blurred or covered for privacy reasons.)
Beaumont Foundation Grants WTFB $50,000
C. Edward Keller, COO of the Beaumont Foundation, presents WTFB Board President Christopher Upton with a check for $50,000 to be used for food distribution with our 170-plus Partner Agencies in West Texas.
Thank you, Beaumont Foundation!
West Texas Food Bank receives a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities!
"On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate West Texas Food Bank on achieving our coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management.
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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!