West Texas Food Bank

Disaster Response Mobile Pantry

The West Texas Food Bank launched this new program in May 2018. In response to the tragedy following Hurricane Harvey, Occidental Petroleum and Feeding Texas stepped up to provide another tool for future disaster relief efforts.

Built by Cruising Kitchens in San Antonio, the Mobile Pantry is completely self-sustained. A generator powers mobile refrigerators and freezers, as well as powering lighting, the public address system, and even air conditioning. The trailer is connected to the outside world via H.A.M. radio, which is especially useful in the event of no cell phone coverage.

We are extremely proud of the new trailer, and in times not needed for disaster relief, the Disaster Response Mobile Pantry will be used to distribute food to rural and under-served areas. The Mobile Pantry is capable of serving around 200 families when fully stocked.