West Texas Food Bank sees more big names visit


ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – As The West Texas Food Bank continues to serve larger amounts of people, big names continue to show their support for the work they are doing. Monday, it was Senator John Cornyn; Tuesday, it was Feeding America President Claire Babineaux-Fontenot.

“There’s so many people across the country who are hurting and unfortunately, this area is not immune to that pain. I drove through lots of downtown in Texas and I drove through some areas in West Texas. I saw places that used to be striving are really struggling to survive.”

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Feeding America President

Both Midland and Odessa posted unemployment over 10% in May. It has subsided a bit, but not enough for the problem to dissipate. The West Texas Food Bank has distributed over twice the amount of food in June of 2020 than it did in June of 2019. Both Senator Cornyn and Babineaux-Fontenot were quick to praise the work done at the food bank thus far.

So I want to return to one of my main reasons for being here. Thank you to the good people of West Texas, you are stepping up when your neighbors need you the most, we are deeply grateful to you. When you make investments in this food bank, the West Texas Food Bank, you are making investments in your neighbors, but you’re also making investments that translate far, far beyond the territory that is West Texas

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Feeding America President

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