West Texas Food Bank Receives 4,860 Pounds of Apples from United Family of Supermarkets and Market Street

Odessa, Texas/April 26, 2024-On Wednesday, April 24th, United Supermarkets and Market Street donated 4,860 pounds of apple to the West Texas Food Bank. The donation is part of the “Take a Bite out of Hunger” program. 

(Kris Phillips, Store Director-Market Street-Odessa, Texas) 

The United Family and Market Street provide special packages of apples that is sold to store guest that go towards the “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” program 

The United Family has partnered with FirstFruits for 14 years. The two companies have donated more than 600,000 pounds of apples and fed 167, 000 families. 

(Libby Stephens, Chief Executive Officer-West Texas Food Bank/Odessa-Midland, Texas) 

Emergency food boxes are distributed on Wednesdays at the West Texas Food Bank in Odessa, and on Thursdays at the West Texas Food Bank in Midland. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

1st Annual Cereal Box Challege at Ireland Elementary Ector County ISD Benefiting The West Texas Food Bank

Odessa, Texas/November 20, 2022-Ireland Elementary held its 1st Annual Cereal Box Challenge benefiting the West Texas Food Bank. Staff and students brought in unopened boxes of cereal to help feed families in the counties that the West Texas Food Bank serves. 

(Nan Bowen, Reading Interventionist-Ireland Elementary-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

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Educators at Ireland Elementary believe that this school activity will help teach students the concept of giving and gratefulness. 

(Nan Bowen, Reading Interventionist-Ireland Elementary-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

Students at Ireland Elementary and campuses across the school district are on Thanksgiving break. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(060522R)-WEST TEXAS FOOD BANK/KIDS FARMER’S MARKET-ODESSA

Odessa,Texas/June 5, 2022-The West Texas Food Bank held the Kids Farmer’s Market at the Odessa Facility on Saturday, June 5th. H-E-B donated and distributed free produce to children. Various community organizations were at the Kids Farmer’s Market discussing topics related to food and the environment. 

(Brent Oden, Director of Programs-West Texas Food Bank) 

Families and visitors to the Kids Farmer’s Market enjoyed food tasting, including exotic fruits and veggies. 

(Brent Oden, Director of Programs-West Texas Food Bank) 

Parents and children were fascinated with the Americana Rooster, a popular attraction at the West Texas Food Bank’s Kids Farmer’s Market 

(Debbie Roland, Member-Permian Basin Master Gardners/Modern Pioneer) Women-Ector County) 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(032422)SUPERIOR OPTIMIZATION 20th ANNIVERSARY AT WTFB

Odessa, Texas/March 24, 2022-The West Texas Food Bank hosted the 20th Anniversary of Superior Optimization. Ownership, management and employees of Superior volunteered at the food bank pantry by handing out food boxes to families. 

(Jesse Pletts, CEO/President-Superior Optimization) 

The Superior Community Fund, created by the management and ownership of Superior Optimization provided a check to the West Texas Food Bank of approximately $5 thousand dollars, which proviedes 10 thousand meals to the communities the food bank serves. 

(Don Bennett, Executive Chairman-Superior Optimization) 

Superior Optimization is committed to ending hunger in the Permian Basin, though it’s partnership with the West Texas Food Bank. 

(Libby Campbell, CEO-West Texas Food Bank) 

On Wednesday, March 23rd, The West Texas Food Bank and Superior Optimization served 393 households at the drive through food pantry. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

  

 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(020722)-WEST TEXAS FOOD BANK SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Odessa, Texas/February 7, 2022-The West Texas Food Bank is currently inviting the community to join the volunteer workforce. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the West Texas Food Bank in the interest of community safety has not been open for regular volunteer opportunities. 

(Craig Stoker, Communications and Public Relations-West Texas Food Bank) 

The West Texas Food Bank has volunteer opportunities for individuals and for groups. All volunteers must register online. 

(Craig Stoker, Communications and Public Relations-West Texas Food Bank) 

As more people are vaccinated, volunteer opportunities are available now. All volunteers will be asked to wear a mask and practice proper hand sanitization. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.