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Today the West Texas Food Bank (WTFB) announced that Libby Campbell has been promoted to the newly created position of Deputy Director effective June 1, 2012. This new assignment has been made in response to the nonprofit’s growth and to help support future expansion. In this new role, Campbell will be responsible for Food Bank events, fundraising, board development and community awareness, among other duties.
ODESSA-- The West Texas Food Bank is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.
The program starts June 6, 2012 and goes thru August 17, 2012. The meal service is noon until 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
Boys and Girls Club of Odessa Woodson Unit 1037 E. Murphy St. Odessa
Boys and Girls Club of Odessa Wilkerson Unit 800 E. 13th St. Odessa
Third Edition Apartments 1201 N. Whitaker Odessa
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Stamp Out Hunger, the Nation’s Largest Food Drive, Hits West Texas Saturday, May 12
WTFB to Hold Kickoff with U.S. Postal Service and MCH Odessa Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m.
ODESSA – The West Texas Food Bank (WTFB) is pleased to partner once again with the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO) to take part in the nation’s largest food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, which takes place on Saturday, May 12, 2012 across all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions. On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable goods set out by mailboxes as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
Advocates for the West Texas Food Bank ask Midlanders to mark Saturday on their calendars.
The National Association of Letter Carriers is hosting its 20th "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive and hopes members can collect more than 100,000 pounds of food from this area.
ACTION ALERT: Your voice is needed to tell Washington that "Cuts in Nutrition Programs Will Be Devistating to the Families of West Texas!" October 7, 2011
WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Please take 5 minutes of your day to let our elected officials in D.C. know that "cuts in nutrition programs will be devastating to families in West Texas!" **Also on the table: proposals to cap or end charitable donation tax deductions and increase not-for-profit mail rates!
It's simple: just call 1-877-698-8228 & you'll be connected directly to ALL your Senators' and Representatives' offices simply by staying on the line after each call.
The West Texas Food Bank cannot adequately serve our communities without USDA Nutrition Programs. A sample script is below if you'd like to use our words, otherwise please just speak from your heart about the urgent need to end hunger in America.
"With the need for food assistance at unprecedented levels, our food bank cannot afford cuts to anti-hunger programs or a cap on the charitable deduction tax credit. Please oppose any cuts to nutrition assistance programs or capping the charitable tax deduction during the deficit negotiations.”
Thank you! Your time is invaluable to our mission to feed the hungry in our communities.
Culinary Canvas Fundraising Gala on October 20 at the CAF Museum in Midland features five-time Grammy Award and Academy Award winner B.J. Thomas.
Odessa American- OC to host 12th annual Inter-Tribal Powwow (and will benefit WTFB) September 20, 2011
Entrance into the 12th annual Permian Basin Inter-Tribal Event is $2 plus a two can donation of food for adults and one can for children. Tijerina said all food donations will go to the West Texas Food Bank in preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
[This] is good news for Ruben Sanchez, who runs the current distribution center for the West Texas Food Bank in El Paso, which will turn into EPHG.
NEW STUDY SHOWS 35% OF WEST TEXAS CHILDREN LIVE AT RISK OF HUNGER-- 12 POINTS ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE August 25, 2011
Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011 Offers Data at the Local Level for the First Time
Family Movie Night featuring Finding Nemo Benefits WTFB El Paso! August 23, 2011
Bring canned goods & get in free to Finding Nemo at Grandview Park, El Paso on Sept. 17!