BE A HUNGER HERO!

Corporate Partnerships for West Texas Food Bank Events

As a Corporate Hunger Hero, you become part of the West Texas Food Bank's
mission to feed the hungry of West Texas, and an integral part of our community.

WTFB goals for fiscal year 2020:

  • Provide the basic need of food to 39,500 unduplicated individuals
  • Distribute 7 million pounds of food, including 1.4 million pounds of fresh produce

Every dollar donated can help provide 4 meals. Please consider the investment levels and special opportunities attached. With your contribution, your company will be recognized as a true community partner of WTFB in a multitude of ways, and have a lasting impact on our community.

West Texas Food Bank events:

Empty Bowls - January 25th & 26th

WTFB will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Empty Bowls at the Odessa Marriott and Conference Center. Guests attending the exclusive Pick of the Kiln dinner on Saturday will enjoy a special menu served on dinnerware hand crafted by local artists that they can keep. The 300 guests will also choose a handmade ceramic bowl from a selection of this year's bowls that have been identified as the best of the best. On Sunday, over 500 guests will choose their favorite from over 1,000 handmade bowls created by local artists, as well as, enjoy soup and sweet treats provided by Jason's Deli Midland and Catfish & Co. Odessa.

Forever Full Margarita Fiesta - March 28th

The 3rd annual Forever Full event will be held at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Over 300 guests will enjoy this festive and fun event featuring signature margaritas, delicious food by Eddie Deen's, mariachi music, Mexican dancers, and an 80's music dance party with the Spazmatics.

Nick Williams Memorial Golf Tournament - July 9th

Honoring community volunteerism is the focus of this golf tournament that takes place at the Odessa Country Club. Each year a community volunteer is selected as the honoree. Two flights of over 100 golfers enjoy a BBQ lunch and healthy competition on the golf course. Cold beverages and ice cream are readily available to beat the heat.

Zach Smith Memorial Golf Tournament - September (date TBD)

Zachary Smith's commitment to feeding children in West Texas lives on through this annual golf tournament at the Ratliff Ranch Golf Links benefitting WTFB's Food 2 Kids Programs. Over 100 golfers have fun opportunities to give back through hole games, and enjoy lunch from the Linx.

Partner Agency Conferences - dates TBD

WTFB program staff invite directors and volunteers from partner agencies to stay up-to-date on best practices in reporting client numbers, ordering food, marketing services, and other helpful topics. With over 80 partner agencies across our 19 county region, these conferences build relationships and improve services to those in need.

Kids Farmers' Market - Spring date TBD in Odessa, Fall date TBD in Midland

This event is free, open to the public, and aims to teach children that carrots grow in the ground, apples grow on trees, and that the fruits and vegetables they see at the grocery store came from a farm. Children can sample and try unusual fruits and vegetables, and fill up their own bag with fresh produce donated by H-E-B. Over 600 people attended the first event in Midland in September 2019.


In 2019, WTFB was featured 1,917 times in the media with over
1.2 million views for an ad value of more than $1.1 million.
WTFB's website averages 100 visits daily.

Hunger Hero Investment levels

Corporate Hunger Hero benefits include:

  • Logo/listing on screens located in the lobbies of WTFB's locations
  • Listing in WTFB's Annual Report
  • Recognition on WTFB's social media

Supporting Hero

Donates $5,000 annually. Additional benefits include:

  • Prickly Pear event sponsor for the Forever Full Margarita Fiesta with reserved seating for 8
  • Platinum Sponsor for the Nick Williams Memorial Golf Tournament with a golf team for 4 and a hole sign
  • Recognition by logo or name in event program/signage

Mission Hero

Donates $10,000 annually. Additional benefits include:

  • Top Shelf event sponsor for the Forever Full Margarita Fiesta with reserved seating for 8
  • Cart Sponsor for the Nick Williams Memorial Golf Tournament with a golf team for 4 and signage on carts
  • Table sponsor for the Pick of the Kiln dinner for Empty Bowls with reserved seating for 10
  • Recognition by logo or name in all event print and media
  • Recognized as a Corporate Hunger Hero on WTFB's website with link to your website

Visionary Hero

Donates $25,000 annually. Additional benefits include:

  • El Presidente event sponsor for the Forever Full Margarita Fiesta with reserved seating for 8 on the stage
  • Food & Beverage Sponsor for the Nick Williams Memorial Golf Tournament with a golf team for 4
  • Table sponsor for the Pick of the Kiln dinner for Empty Bowls with reserved seating for 10
  • Recognition by logo or name in all event print and media
  • Recognized as a Corporate Hunger Hero on WTFB's website with link to your website
  • Press release from WTFB announcing donation
  • VIP Volunteer Experience at either WTFB facility

Transformational Hero

Donates $50,000 annually. Additional benefits include:

  • Underwriting sponsor for the Forever Full Margarita Fiesta with premier seating for 16 on the stage
  • Title Sponsor for the Nick Williams Memorial Golf Tournament with a golf team for 4
  • Event underwriter for the Pick of the Kiln dinner for Empty Bowls with premier seating for 10
  • Prominent recognition by logo or name in all event print and media
  • Recognized as a Corporate Hunger Hero on WTFB's website with link to your website
  • Press release from WTFB announcing donation
  • Invitations to private receptions with executives and supporters
  • VIP Volunteer Experience at either WTFB facility with press release
  • Listed as sponsor on 4,000 holiday turkey vouchers distributed to clients
  • Assistance in creating a program for employee or consumer engagement (i.e. virtual food drive)

Hunger Hero Special Opportunities:

Choose from the following to increase your Hunger Hero Investment Level or for specific event sponsorships

Partner Agency Conference(s)

$500

Clay sponsor for Empty Bowls

$1,000

Reusable grocery bag sponsor for Kids Farmers Market

$1,500

T-shirt sponsor for WTFB events**

$2,500

VIP Volunteer experience

$5,000



Pick of the Kiln dinner table sponsor

$1,000

Event underwriter

$10,000



Forever Full Margarita Fiesta - March 28th

Prickly Pear table sponsor

$1,500

Top Shelf table sponsor

$5,000

El Presidente table sponsor

$7,500

Event underwriter

$15,000

Presenting sponsor

$20,000



Nick Williams Memorial Golf Tournament - July 9th

Hole sign

$300

Team of 4

$650

Gold sponsor

$1,000

Platinum sponsor

$1,500

Cart sponsor

$3,500

Food & beverage sponsor

$5,000

Title sponsor

$7,500



Zach Smith Memorial Golf Tournament - September (date TBD)

Hole sign

$300

Team of 4

$500

Platinum sponsor

$2,000

Headlining sponsor

$5,000

** T-shirt sponsor for WTFB events includes:

1. Earth Day -- In collaboration with Keep Midland Beautiful and takes place April. 300 visitors come for the free event at the Midland facility. Volunteers and the first 100 visitors receive a free t-shirt.
2. Kids Farmers' Market -- see description on page 1. Volunteers and the first 100 visitors receive a free t-shirt.
3. Stamp Out Hunger - takes place in May in partnership with letter carriers from the US Postal Service. Volunteers and all letter carries in Midland and Odessa receive a free t-shirt.


Investments of over $50,000 will receive customized recognition and can include programmatic funding.
You may further demonstrate your support by matching employee gifts and/or employee volunteer hours.
Funding from Corporate Hunger Heroes supports WTFB's general operating, events and marketing.