Our greatest impact happens through our 80+ partner agencies. Partner agencies vary in size and purpose, from women’s shelters and Boys and Girls Clubs, to senior citizen centers and rural church pantries. We provide pantry items, fresh produce, dairy, meats, breads, and essential non-food grocery items, and the partner agencies distribute the items, through their programs, to those in need. In addition, social service coordinators from the West Texas Food Bank help clients complete applications for state food assistance programs. These collaborations allow us to get food to families, children, and senior citizens who are experiencing hunger.
Our partner agencies range in size from large to small nonprofits. But the bulk of them are churches and small food pantries which are situated in low income areas. They have very limited funds, are operated primarily by volunteers, and have fragile infrastructures. Their strength is their determination to feed the hungry in their communities.