The 19th annual U Can Share Food Drive was a huge success thanks to you, the people across the South Plains. The food drive wrapped up Saturday night, but food donations are still rolling in.
NewsChannel 11 took you there every night at five, six and ten to see exactly what you, the people of this community, could do. "The U Can Share Food Drive just went tremendously it was great we had over 450,000 pounds of food come in and over $95,000. So we are just truly pleased and so overwhelmed with the generosity of the people of Lubbock," Karen King, the Director of the South Plains Food Bank.
Karen King, the Director of the South Plains Food Bank said the weather is always a challenge this time of year, but the donations kept rolling in. The challenge this year was the state of the economy. "We had concerns because of the economy and just for the fact that the state of our nation is having to call on people and we wondered if people would be as giving," Karen King said.
The food collected at the U Can Share drive will feed thousands over the next few months. Giving many a chance for a nice meal and a stocked pantry when they need it most. "This drive is our biggest drive each year. It's tremendous to the food bank it's something we look forward to each year, and its the food that comes in and the money but more than that it's the people, and it's the generosity," Karen King said.
Local schools and the Lubbock Apartment Association were some of this years biggest donors, but every can and every dollar counts. The food bank takes donations year round, so if you didn't get a chance to make it to the drive last week you can still help by just contacting the South Plains Food Bank.