Longtime partners the South Texas Food Bank and H.E.B. Stores are once again teaming up for the 14th annual Help End Hunger tear pad campaign May 10 to June 27.
H.E.B. collects donations from its customers at the cashiers’ check-out stand. Patrons have the option of tearing off the donor card in the amounts of $1, $3 and $5.
All Laredo H.E.B. stores are taking contributions, plus those located in the food bank service area such as: Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Carrizo Springs and Rio Grande City.
Due to its affiliation with Feeding America, the South Texas Food Bank converts every dollar donated into 11 meals, 14 pounds of food or $23 worth of groceries, therefore all donations collected through this campaign are maximized.
“We feel blessed to continue to count with such a strong community partner as H.E.B. For over 25 years, H.E.B. continues to be our top corporate sponsor. Thank you to H.E.B., and in particular Mr. Danny Flores and staff, for always keeping us and our clients in mind,” said Alma Boubel, STFB Executive Director.
“Through the years, these tear pads have meant thousands of dollars to help us feed the hungry. As with all donations, we use the funds mainly to purchase food and cover operational costs associated with food purchasing,” concluded Alma Boubel.
The South Texas Food Bank service area includes some of the most impoverished counties in the country. According to Feeding America statistics, an average of 27% of The South Texas Food Bank’s service area lives in poverty.
For more information about the Help End Hunger Tear Pad campaign, contact Angie Osterman, Development Coordinator at aosterman@southtexasfoodbank. org.
About the South Texas Food Bank
The South Texas Food Bank is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger in the eight-county service area in the south Texas area by collecting and distributing food through partner agencies and programs while creating awareness and educating the community on the realities of hunger. The food bank serves an average of 28,000 families; 9,500 elderly; and 1,600 children per month throughout their eight-county service area: Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Maverick, Dimmit, Val Verde, Kinney and Starr.
For more information about the South Texas Food Bank, contact Angie Osterman, Development Coordinator at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 956-726-3120 during regular business hours: Monday thru Friday from 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. You can also visit our website at southtexasfoodbank.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.