From South Plains Food Bank:
Lubbock, TX – In December the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation approved a grant submitted earlier in the year by the South Plains Food Bank requesting $9,850,611 for the construction of a new South Plains Food Bank distribution facility.
The new facility is slated for development on land already owned by the Food Bank located between 50th Street and the Slaton Highway on Martin Luther King BLVD in front of the Food Bank orchard, according to SPFB Chief Executive Officer David Weaver.
"We are pleased – actually, overjoyed – to be approved for such a grant from the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation," said Weaver. "As we are beginning to recognize our 30th anniversary of caring and sharing with our neighbors across the South Plains, this grant is going to provide a foundation to continue that our work in a more efficient manner; therefore, enabling us to reach more people in our communities who are struggling with food insecurity. We are certainly honored to be the recipients of such a grant."
Annually the South Plains Food Bank serves more than 84,000 individuals across the South Plains. It distributes more than 7 million pounds of food to 1 in 6 neighbors through its network of more than 200 partnering agencies.
"The Talkington Foundation is very excited to partner with you in this exciting and worthy project that will benefit the Lubbock community for many years to come," said J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation Grant Administrator Charlotte Park.