Donations continue to come in after U Can Share Food Drive - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/14/09

Donations continue to come in after U Can Share Food Drive

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Donations continue to come in for the U Can Share Food Drive. On Monday afternoon, United Supermarkets presented a check to the South Plains Food Bank for $7,500. This is on top of the $18,000 in donations that United customers purchased through the supermarket's scan tag program.

This year's food drive raised over 530,000 pounds of food and over $120,000. If you would still like to donate to the South Plains Food Bank, you can do so at www.spfb.org, or by calling the food bank.

"The biggest thing I can say is thank you. thank you on behalf of the clients we serve. we serve 92,000 people every year. By reaching into your pantry and reaching into your wallet, you're giving those people hope and you're giving them a future... you can't hope if you're hungry," says Executive Director of the Food Bank, David Weaver.

A separate donation was also made on Monday morning to the South Plains Food Bank. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples visited the South Plains Food Bank to present a $2 million check to the Texas Food Bank Network to purchase surplus produce from Texas farms. $34,000 of this donation went to the South Plains Food Bank here in Lubbock.

The funds are made possible through the Texas Department of Agriculture's, which awards non-profit organizations funds to purchase and donate agricultural products to food banks or any charitable organization that feeds hungry Texans.

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