The South Texas Food Bank receives a donation to help families

Photo by Christian Alejandro Ocampo

The South Texas Food Bank is set to receive a $5,000 check from energy company Reliant to help sponsor 40 families for a year. According to the STFB, the One Family Adoption Program provides for a monthly distribution of over £150 of groceries to each family.

It has been stated that the donation will help the STFB fulfill the mission of alleviating hunger in the Eight Counties region and raising awareness within the community about the reality of hunger. STFB said they serve over 155,000 people and an average of two million pounds of food a month.

The effort has continued through the toughest of times, including the ongoing pandemic and the frigid weather of February 2021, which saw members of the Texas Army National Guard help deliver food to families.

Between the searing heat of the July heatwave and high inflation, families are expected to benefit from the donation and any further donations made thereafter. Last year, the STFB said many low-income and needy families were struggling amid the ice storm. This includes any family within the Eight County area or Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Maverick, Dimmit, Val Verde, Kinney, and Starr counties.

In 2020 they distributed over £26.6million of groceries to customers.


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