Provided by South Plains Food Bank
The 31st annual U Can Share Food Drive exceeded its goals this past week by encouraging the South Plains community to "Keep 1 and Share 1."
"Keep 1, Share 1 encourages people to give what they can," says Lyn Garcia, Chief Development Officer of the South Plains Food Bank. "We had a lot of one dollar and single can donations, that when combined, add up to a whole lot. The community really pulled through for the South Plains Food Bank to make this year's Food Drive a success and we are thankful for all donations."
The Food Bank surpassed this year's expectations by raising 310,013 pounds and $131,000. The totals add up to 782,000 meals that the food bank can provide with this year's U Can Share donations. The goals this year were 300,000 pounds of food and $125,000.
"Donations from the U Can Share Food Drive help us stock our shelves for the next few months. We have depended on this food drive every year to get us through the winter months," says David Weaver, CEO of the South Plains Food Bank. "We have asked the community to help us with U Can Share and they have shown up with donations and volunteers year after year. We are so appreciative of everyone's giving spirit."
The U Can Share Food Drive is an annual tradition of the South Plains Food Bank run mostly by volunteers in cooperation with community partners, KCBD, Prosperity Bank and United Supermarkets. Food donations from the drive are packed into food boxes that are given to qualifying individuals and families. Money donations are used to purchase food. $1 can purchase 4 meals.