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New public-private partnership to fight South Plains food insecurity

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The new South Plains Food Bank locations on MLK Blvd. The new South Plains Food Bank locations on MLK Blvd.
LUBBOCK, Texas -

The City of Lubbock has joined with businesses and non-profit organizations to support the South Plains Food Bank in its mission to end food insecurity in our region. With a 74% surge in requests for food, the Bank needs monetary donations.

The Food Bank reports one in seven people in its 20-county area aren't sure where their next meal will come from; one-third of those are children. To provide that service, Mayor Dan Pope has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce, the Replenish Foundation, the TW3, and The Network to raise money for food and delivery services.

The "Serve Safe, Serve Now" program will specifically focus on families affected by revenue loss due to COVID-19 and the economic slowdown it brought. The Network pitched in $1,000 as a start-up donation Tuesday.

Businesses, churches and other organizations can join the effort by volunteering to package food; the resources will go to a predetermined location, then groups of 10 or fewer people can prepare the boxes for distribution.

You can also sponsor this project with a donation by texting 592 to 71777 or by clicking here  For more information on volunteering and how to get started, contact Steve Haynes, the Network, at 727-871-3777 or
steve.haynes@navigators.org

 

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