West Texas Food Bank
Hunger Action Month
September is Hunger Action Month.
Wear your orange and show your support.
Build Today Feed Tomorrow — A Campaign to Grow the West Texas Food Bank
We are almost finished with a $12.7 million capital campaign to expand our services to feed even more children, families, seniors and individuals in need of food. With two new facilities—one in Odessa and one in Midland—we will be able to feed more West Texans, more effectively and efficiently than ever before.
Vote in Alon's Load-the-Code Program to Help Us Win Up to $30,000
We have been selected as a finalist to receive a special donation from Alon Brands, the Dallas-based supplier and marketer of ALON fuels. You can help us win up to $30,000 for facility improvements and food by downloading the new ALON Load-the-Code app and voting daily.
Supporters can vote for West Texas Food Bank by downloading the free Load-the-Code app to any iPhone or Android device. In addition to voting every day through Sept. 30, app users can also enter to win free gas and other prizes, including a 2014 Ford F-150, by scanning a quick response (QR) code at any participating ALON location.
Sewell Family of Companies
Thank you Sherillyn and Megan for bringing in new employees to help us in the warehouse. Awesome job they did. All of you made 180 outreach boxes.
Thank You West Texas Educators Credit Union
Thank you for coming to the warehouse to fill outreach boxes and sort other foods.
Thank you Sam's & Walmart Employees
Thanks to Sam's & Walmart employees in helping out in our warehouse in sorting the food that came in.
West Texas Food Bank receives a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities!
"On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate West Texas Food Bank on achieving our coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management.
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In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
A strong desire or need for food. (American Heritage Dictionary)
A weakened disordered condition brought about by prolonged lack of food. (Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary)
The West Texas Food bank was established by a small group of local concerned citizens in 1985 to address the critical issue of hunger in the West Texas area by securing donations of surplus foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry covering 45,000 square miles in 22 West Texas Counties.
There are three basic needs of life: clothing, shelter, and FOOD. For most of us, food is there... readily available. We just have to decide what kind we want. Food is something to munch, something to nosh, something to chew, something to scarf. It’s how much you want, whenever you want.
But unfortunately, for some people, food – of any kind – is NOT always readily available, and food – of any kind – is not something they can afford.
Maybe they’ve had a rough month. Maybe it’s been a rough life. There is too much month left at the end of the money.
Regardless, food is a basic human need, hunger is the most basic human urge – and the West Texas Food Bank has made it our mission to satisfy that need whenever and wherever we can in West Texas!