West Texas Food Bank

Food 2 Kids

There are over 25,000 children in the 19 counties that the West Texas Food Bank serves that are not sure where their next meal is coming from. When these children go to school many receive a free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch. But what happens when the go home over the weekend? For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat.

The mission of Food 2 Kids is to feed hungry children who do not eat a regular meal between their lunch at school on Friday and their breakfast at school on Monday. Since 2010, Food 2 Kids has been helping children get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need to get enough to eat on the weekends. Today, the West Texas Food Bank along with countless volunteers, assemble bags of food during the school year to distribute to over 2,000 children at the end of the week. With your help, we can provide more food to more children in need.

Program Facts

  • The program serves 2,510 children each week at 19 schools in Odessa, 3 in Midland, 3 in Big Spring, 3 in Monahans and one in Pecos.
  • Children are identified by school personnel as “at risk for hunger” and receive a bag of food for two meals, each Friday during the school year.
  • The bags of food are put discreetly in the child’s backpack and include “kid friendly” food that can easily be prepared in case the child must prepare their own meal.