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  FEEDING THE HUNGRY
 
By: Louis Torrez
July 15, 2011

 
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Food is something many people take for granted, but for some food is hard to come by. The South Plains Food Bank is trying to collect canned food here in Lubbock to help feed those who cannot feed themselves.

The Texas FFA Association believes in giving back, so this year’s community service project is a joint effort with The South Plains Food Bank. Chapters are encouraged to bring non-perishable items that can be donated to contribute to the food drive. A collection site for the South Plains Food Bank in the Livestock Pavilion on the Texas Tech campus.

This year at state convention the South Plains Food Bank is raising awareness on Lubbock’s increasing need for donations. Currently the economy in Lubbock is slow and that is one reason why the need for canned food has increased. The South Plains Food Bank is here to help those less fortunate.

Lyn Garcia, Director of Development for the food drive, said in Lubbock there is a growing demand for more canned food donations. Garcia said that she is trying to get two tasks accomplished while at convention: raise donations for the food drive and inspire people to donate to canned food drives in their area. Garcia said that donating is a tremendous help to those in need. She said that donations of any kind, no matter how small the gesture are welcome.

The South Plains Food Bank has been very successful in the past with its previous food drives and hopefully with the cooperation of the Texas FFA Association here at state convention, many residents in Lubbock will be helped.
 
 
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