West Texas Food Bank

April 19, 2017 by Elizabeth Olsen The day before Thanksgiving last year, I woke up, made coffee, and routinely opened my subscription of the California Today section of the New York Times. The title of the first featured article was “In a California Valley, Healthy Food Everywhere but on the Table” written by Thomas Fuller....Read More

Growing Strong Families As we rock along towards summer, it is easy to lose sight of the troubles facing many families in West Texas. The Spring is a time some might forget, but the need doesn’t take a break, even for spring break! At the West Texas Food Bank we work with over seventy partner...Read More

January 2017 Blog

Posted January 23, 2017

It’s January, and along with the new year, we have a whole new Food Bank! Earlier this month we opened the doors to the brand new Midland Facility, focused on Volunteers and Education. What better time to focus on our volunteer force than with a whole new opportunity? January through March marks a time when...Read More

The wait is finally over! After more than 27 years at 1008 E. Second Street in Odessa, we’ve made the move to our new location just a few miles down I-20 at 411 S. Pagewood Avenue. We have been officially operating out of our new 60,000 square foot facility since January where we are able...Read More

Gratitude is the Memory of the Heart

Posted December 22, 2015

Thank you to everyone who has supported the West Texas Food Bank. If you have given your time, treasures or talents we want you to know what your gift means to our organization. Take a look at this short video to see what your good works have done to help feed hungry West Texans. “Gratitude...Read More


With three teenagers under one roof, Brenda laughs and says there’s never a dull moment. She and her husband could not be more proud of their children, Cassie, 17; Star, 15, and Mayra, 13. Her family has had their fair share of struggles. Brenda’s husband has been unable to work since he suffered an injury...Read More


Restoring Hope for Seniors

Posted June 8, 2015

As Susie walks into the Ward Country Greater Works, a WTFB partner agency in Monahans, TX, she hugs everyone she sees. The 73-year-old’s smile lights up the room, and no one can detect her heartbreak or tragedy. Susie has endured the deaths of her husband and three children. Her longtime home burned down four years...Read More


Eloisa, a 71-year-old grandmother, has been caring for her two young grandchildren for several months. Despite health complications and surgeries, she always does her best for three-year-old Marie and 18-month-old Andres. But Eloisa can’t do it without help. Her monthly disability checks aren’t enough to cover her costs. For the past year, Eloisa has visited...Read More