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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donates 14,000 pounds of food to South Plains Food Bank

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

People in need of food assistance got some good news Wednesday as more than 14,000 pounds of food arrived at the South Plains Food Bank. It's part of a donation from the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The donation comes from Deseret Industries, who grew and processed the food.

The food bank needs the help now more than ever following cuts made to the supplemental nutrition assistance program from the latest farm bill released a few days ago.

SNAP provides financial assistance for food purchasing to low income families.

South Plains Food Bank CEO David Weaver said the food came at a very critical time.

"During the summer we see our inventories at its lowest tide," Weaver said. "So through the summer of sharing and through the generosity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we've been proactive. And this food will make sure we have the resources we need to feed hungry families throughout the summer."

Corn, pinto beans and rice are already being packed into food boxes for Lubbock area families.

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