West Texas Food Bank


Please direct all media inquiries to:
Craig Van Amburgh

Press Releases

West Texas Food Bank and Darden Restaurants Partner to Advance Hunger Relief March 25, 2014

West Texas Food Bank receives $2,000 grant from Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants

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West Texas Food Bank Announces Build Today Feed Tomorrow Capital Campaign November 20, 2013

Officials Announce Campaign to Grow the West Texas Food Bank

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StateImpact Hosts Oil Boom Panel Featuring Libby Campbell, Executive Director of West Texas Food Bank August 12, 2013

Reported by StateImpact:

Join Us in Odessa Tuesday to Talk About the Drilling Boom in West Texas

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Giddy Up! 2nd annual Best o' the West Fest is Sept. 12 August 1, 2013


Best o’ the West Fest Fundraiser Rides Back to Town September 12

Second annual fundraiser for West Texas Food Bank and Food 2 Kids features cooking by Cowboy Cook Tom Perini and much, much more!

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New Map the Meal Gap Numbers Show Impact of Boom on Hunger June 12, 2013


One in four children in Ector County and one in five in Midland County are at risk

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Malibu Speed Dating Asks Singles to Mingle at the Food Bank June 1, 2013

The community is growing by leaps and bounds; there are a ton of new people in town. So why are you still single?
Want to meet someone great who shares your love of community? The West Texas Food Bank has the PERFECT opportunity for you!
Check it out: Malibu Speed Dating Events is going to have a SINGLES MIXER open to ALL AGE GROUPS at West Texas Food Bank on Friday June 21st @ 7p.m.
Come and meet other single Good Samaritans in the area and volunteer a little of your time.
We’ll have a DJ spinning from KXWT 91.3 and yummy appetizers. The fee is only $5.00 and all proceeds benefit the Food Bank.
RSVP and JOIN US for FUN and NEW FRIENDS....432-425-5448.

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Midland Wins "Stamp Out Hunger" May 30, 2013

As reported by CBS 7

Midland Wins "Stamp Out Hunger" 6/7/13

CBS 7 News
Robert Guaderrama
June 7, 2013

WEST TEXAS - A tough competition between Midland and Odessa came to an end today and the tall city came out on top. The West Texas Food Bank announced today that Midland won the "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive." Every year the food bank hosts the drive, where people leave sacks of canned food by their mailboxes to be picked up by their mail carrier.

Last year Odessa donated more but this year Midland took the prize. West Texans raised a total of 150,000 pounds of food, which will provide 82,000 meals to hungry families.

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Union Pacific Donates $5,000 May 12, 2013

What: Union Pacific dropped by the West Texas Food Bank today to present a check for $5,000

Who: Joe Adams, vice president of public affairs, Union Pacific, and Libby Campbell, executive director, West Texas Food Bank

Why: This money will provide operating support toward the 75,000 individuals the Food Bank feeds every year. Since $1 = 4 meals, this gift will provide 20,000 meals.

When: The check was presented today, 5/20, at 2 p.m. at the West Texas Food Bank, Odessa

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Stamp Out Hunger Winner May 11, 2013

Please join us tomorrow morning to find out if MIDLAND or ODESSA won the 2013 STAMP OUT HUNGER drive.

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Crossroads Fellowship To Repaint Food Bank May 1, 2013

What: Crossroads Fellowship’s Big Serve—a day that, instead of attending church, their congregation boards buses and hits the community to serve. They will be at the West Texas Food Bank to repaint the exterior of our building starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Where: West Texas Food Bank, 1008 E 2nd St. Odessa

When: starting at 9 a.m.

Let me know if you want more info, a contact over at Crossroads to interview them about this initiative, or if you’d like to speak to our Executive Director Libby Campbell about this effort.

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ECISD Cans for Kids Donates Over 60,000 Pounds April 12, 2013

Reported by Odessa American:

60,179 pounds = awesome

ECISD kids donate record amount of food to Cans for Kids

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Curves Odessa Donates to Food Bank April 1, 2013

*****Media Alert*****

What: Curves Odessa check presentation to West Texas Food Bank from their “Spring Into Curves” Food and Funds Drive

When: Monday, Apr. 1
1 p.m.

Where: Curves Odessa
1541 JBS Parkway
(432) 558-8130

Who: Libby Campbell, WTFB executive director
Curves owner Nancy Clark

Why: Only with the community’s help can the West Texas Food Bank feed the 75,000 individuals they will this year. The Curves campaign

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Odessa's Food 2 Kids Expands Further Into Midland January 12, 2013

As reported by MRT:

Food 2 Kids, which started four years ago in Odessa as a project of the Junior League, Ector County ISD Education Foundation and West Texas Food Bank and serves 12 ECISD elementary schools, expanded its program to three Midland schools this year.

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Libby Campbell Named Executive Director October 1, 2012

Libby Campbell Named Executive Director of West Texas Food Bank

New Leader Has Local Connections and Expertise To Fight Hunger in Basin

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West Texas Food Bank Announces Libby Campbell To Take Deputy Director Position May 29, 2012

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.

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Summer Food Program Announcement- Free Meals at Odessa Locations for Children May 27, 2012


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

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:

Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY)

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Stamp Out Hunger, the Nation’s Largest Food Drive, Hits West Texas Saturday, May 12 May 11, 2012

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.

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Midland Reporter-Telegram: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Celebrates 20 Years May 5, 2012

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.

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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


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.

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2011 Culinary Canvas is "Hooked on a Feeling" to End Hunger in West Texas October 4, 2011

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.

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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.

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News Channel 9 El Paso- El Paso Group Vows to Fight Hunger in the Borderland September 9, 2011

[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.

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Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011 Offers Data at the Local Level for the First Time

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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!

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