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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Odessa TX

West Texas Food Bank
Odessa, TX 79761
Details: For more than 20 fulfilling years, our mission has been the same: to alleviate hunger through community partnerships. We bring nutritious eats to those who need them most, and we savor every scrumptious minute of it—we always will and we always have. It all began in 1985, when a small group of concerned citizens joined together. Their mission? To alleviate hunger. It was a noble goal, a lofty goal—but we have worked hard every year since to achieve it. In our first year, the West Texas Food Bank used a meager $50,000 budget to bring 203,000 pounds of food to 40 partners. The West Texas Food Bank’s primary purpose is to provide our partners with corporate and private donations of food and groceries, who, in turn, distribute that food out to approximately 75,000 individuals (estimate for 2013). Included in that network of charitable organizations are daycare centers, youth programs, senior centers, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, residential shelters, rehabilitation centers and food pantries. As the clearinghouse and hub of a giant food distribution wheel, we are able to give these small-scale organizations bulk-buying power and bulk storage space. And our dedicated focus brings more public awareness to the critical issue of hunger.