It’s hard to believe that the 30th Annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive is right around the corner on Friday, December 4, 2015. KRBC proudly presents this wonderful event to benefit the Food Bank of West Central Texas.
This year, we will broadcast live from the United Market Street at 4450 Buffalo Gap Road, from 6 am to 6:30 pm. We will also have collection bins and have LIVE remotes at the other United Supermarket locations at various times throughout the day.
In addition to donations of food, monetary donations can also be accepted. With every $1 donation, the Food Bank can distribute 6.25 pounds of food, the equivalent of 5 meals!
Due to the economy, and an overall increase of 25 - 50% more people seeking assistance with food, our goal this year is 300,000 meals!
It is because of our wonderful, caring community that the agencies who serve those in need are able to feed so many. Over 4.7 million pounds of food was distributed in 2014. Our 175 non-profit member agencies are seeing increases of 25% in requests for assistance, while some are seeing as much as a 50% increase. Food pantries are providing emergency food boxes to over 9,000 families each month, and our feeding programs serve over 110,000 meals each month. The Food Bank is stretched to the limit, and needs everyone’s help to finish out the year.
If you need any further information about the Share Your Christmas Food Drive, please call Jody Houston at the Food Bank of West Central Texas at 325-695-6311.
Additional drop off locations:
Capital Farm Credit: 1217 E. S. 11th Street
Coldwell Banker Panian & Mash: 2500 South Willis Ste. 100
Farm & Ranch Western Wear: 3000 Southwest Drive
Plato's Closet: 3226 South Clack Street