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Food Bank to host 24-hour food drive

From South Plains Food Bank:

Lubbock, TX – Rocking around the clock is what the South Plains Food Bank has in mind as it kicks off its first ever 24-Hour Food Drive Thursday, August 16 at 7 a.m. at the 24-Hour Market Street located at 50th and Indiana. The food drive will conclude on Friday, August 17 at 7 a.m.

"This is going to be a lot of fun" said South Plains Food Bank Chief Executive Officer David Weaver. "We have once again partnered with our good friends at United for this event and brought in some other great folks from the community to make this a more upbeat exciting food drive."

Lots of activities and give-a-ways will be going out throughout the 24-Hour Food Drive. For hourly drawing winners and updates ‘like' the South Plains Food Bank on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. We will also be on 104.9 "The Beat."

Breakfast will be on United for the first 24 individuals who make a either a cash donation upon check out or donate 3 nonperishable food items. Donations will be accepted at the check outs throughout the 24-Hour Food Drive and until midnight Friday, August 17 at the 50th and Indiana Market Street location.

"The 50th and Indiana 24-Hour Market Street location is really the hub and key to the 24-Hour Food Drive," said Weaver. "We are excited to have United gift cards to give away each hour, plus other great gifts from the Overton Hotel, Keva Juice, Chrome, Red Raider Outfitter, and PlainsCapital Bank to be given away at different times throughout the food drive."

Whataburger has also continued its partnership with the Food Bank by providing at drop off location at its new location at 9th and University.

"We knew we needed a location close to the Texas Tech University campus," said SPFB Director of Development Lyn Garcia. "The new Whataburger location is perfect."

Everyone donating 3 nonperishable food items at the 9th and University Whataburger location (only at this location) will receive a coupon good for a free Taquito.

For more information about this event or the South Plains Food Bank contact SPFB Communications Director Vangelia Perryman at 806-589-5917 or 806-535-4346.

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