Texas food bank >> Amarillo Food Assistance >> High Plains Food Bank

  • Name: High Plains Food Bank
  • Address: 815 Ross Street
  • City: Amarillo, TX 79102
  • Phone: 806.374.8562
  • Website: www.hpfb.org
  • Contact Email: broc@hpfb.org
  • Counties Served: Dallam, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Hartley, Moore, Hutchinson, Roberts, Hemphill, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray, Wheeler, Deaf Smith, Randall, Armstrong, Donley, Collingsworth, Parmer, Cas
  • Basic Programs: Prepared Foods, Fresh Produce, Back Pack, Repack Bulk, Job Training, Kids Cafes, Salvage, Purchase Program, TEFAP, CACFP, Mobile Pantry, Non Food Distribution, Food Stamps, Community Garden, Composting
  • Description: We exist to alleviate hunger in The Panhandle. We do this in many different ways. First, we provide food, a basic need. We delivered 6.2 million pounds of food in 2011 to the 29 counties we serve. This is a tangible way you can see what we are doing at the Food Bank. It has been a long-standing tradition since our inception to deliver shelf-stable and fresh foods to the people that need them. We distribute the food through our over 165 agencies that work hand in hand with us to pinpoint need in their communities. We deliver this basic need to people who need help getting back on their feet. Second, we help people through the sometimes confusing process of applying for food stamps. This is a service we provide in order to keep as many as possible from facing food insecurity. The problem of not knowing what resources are available is not a reason anyone should go hungry. But we don't stop there, we help parents with applications for many programs available for their children including CHiPS. This is a tool that we are proud to offer, because the end benefit is having the resources to ensure your family is taken care of. Thirdly, we educate the public on making healthy inexpensive food choices for their families. We teach children and adults about nutrition and why it's important to eat wisely. If we just delivered food to families, we would only meet the current need, but because we teach them how to choose healthy completely affordable options, we are able to give them the resources to sustain themselves. That is our initiative; teaching others to fish, while providing them with the fish they need right now. Some day very soon, we hope there will not be a person who struggles with food insecurity. Until that day, we will help alleviate hunger in The Panhandle.