H-E-B, through its Food Bank Assistance Program, will donate more than 1.2 million sweet potatoes to 17 Texas food banks, including the Concho Valley Food Bank, this holiday season.
This effort is part of H-E-B’s Food Bank Assistance Program, which works with food banks across the state to battle hunger, an issue that affects 1.4 million Texas households and roughly 1 in 4 children in the Lone Star State.
“The holidays are a time for celebration, but anytime children are on break from school the need for food grows,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs. “H-E-B is committed to supporting our communities and helping families in need with the necessary resources to avoid hunger this holiday season as well as throughout the year.”
H-E-B works directly with food banks that are affiliated with Feeding Texas, a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Last year, Feeding Texas food banks distributed more than 300 million pounds of food to Texas communities.
Altogether, more than 600,000 pounds of sweet potatoes will be delivered to the 17 food banks in Texas. The following locations will receive deliveries:
- San Antonio Food Bank – (San Antonio)
- South Texas Food Bank – (Laredo)
- Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley – (Pharr)
- Food Bank of the Golden Crescent – (Victoria)
- Coastal Bend Food Bank – (Corpus Christi)
- Central Texas Food Bank – (Austin)
- Brazos Valley Food Bank – (Bryan/College Station)
- West Texas Food Bank – (Odessa)
- Concho Valley Food Bank – (San Angelo)
- Food Bank of West Central Texas – (Abilene)
- North Texas Food Bank – (Dallas)
- Tarrant Area Food Bank – (Fort Worth)
- Houston Food Bank – (Houston)
- Southeast Texas Food Bank – (Beaumont)
- Montgomery County Food Bank – (Conroe)
- Galveston County Food Bank – (Texas City)
- East Texas Food Bank – (Tyler)
According to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture, more than 15.5 million U.S. households were faced with the threat of hunger in 2016. From 2014-2016, one in seven Texas households faced the threat of hunger. Last year, one in four children in Texas were at risk of facing hunger. During this period, Texas was one of just fifteen states with greater food insecurity than the entire nation.
Throughout the year, the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program works to raise awareness and battle hunger. Last year, the program donated 33.2 million pounds of food to families in need, and since 1982, the year the program was founded, H-E-B has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to 5,500 non-profit organizations in Texas and Mexico.
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