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Jan 3, 2019

RGV Flood Report #2

Local officials help with water distribution.
Local officials help with water distribution.

On June 20, 2018, the Rio Grande Valley (a region with an average rate of poverty hovering at 36% in deep south Texas) experienced a historic rain event that cause damaging flooding in pockets of low-income communities. The Food Bank RGV coordinated with State, County and local authorities to begin distributing clean water, food, fresh produce and cleaning supplies to impacted communities the very next day.

Because of the generosity and help from donors like you, local retailers and volunteer organizations, the Food Bank RGV was able to distribute nearly 1 million pounds of water, food, and cleaning supplies to nearly 40,000 survivors in: Mercedes, Weslaco, Mission and surrounding areas. Thousands of homes were damaged by the flooding and the Food Bank RGV coordinated "muck & gut" operations with national volunteer organizations.

The waters have receeded but the memories and affects of the flooding are still felt by our hardest hit residents.  Although thousands of homes and families have been assisted, many more still need monthly food assistance as they struggle to make ends meet.

Your help is vital for us to stay ahead of any potential storms and to ensure we are able to continue to feed 64,000 people on a weekly basis.

Thank you for your support!

Distributing water to flood survivors.
Distributing water to flood survivors.

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Nov 21, 2018

Hurricane Harvey Report 6

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria, TX)
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria, TX)

Thank you for your continued support of the Food Bank RGV as we enter the 2nd year of helping the Gulf Coast of Texas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Since July 2018, your donations have helped us move 15 truckloads of nutritious fruits and vegetables, totaling 242,500 pounds, to the Corpus Christi and Victoria, Texas food banks that serve Hurricane Harvey survivors to this very day.

It's not just about food relief, it's also about getting proper nutrition to the growing children and vulnerable Seniors of the Gulf Coast; ensuring they have access to: tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and citrus bags.

Thank you for your support and please remember, your dollars and volunteer hours make a huge difference this holiday season and every day throughout the year!

Coastal Bend Food Bank (Corpus) child tries squash
Coastal Bend Food Bank (Corpus) child tries squash

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Sep 24, 2018

RGV Flood Report #1

Setting up a distribution in Mercedes, TX.
Setting up a distribution in Mercedes, TX.

On June 20, 2018, the Rio Grande Valley (a region with an average rate of poverty hovering at 36% in deep south Texas) experienced a historic rain event that cause damaging flooding in pockets of low-income communities.  The Food Bank RGV coordinated with State, County and local authorities to begin distributing clean water, food, fresh produce and cleaning supplies to impacted communities the very next day.  Because of the generosity and help from donors like you, local retailers and volunteer organizations, the Food Bank RGV was able to distribute nearly 1 million pounds of water, food, and cleaning supplies to nearly 40,000 in the areas of: Mercedes, Weslaco, Mission and surrounding areas.  Thousands of homes were damaged by the flooding and the Food Bank RGV coordinated "muck & gut" operations with national volunteer organizations.  Although thousands of homes and families have been assisted, many more still need food assistance as they wait for home repairs to be completed.

Your help is vital now, during hurricane season, in order for us to stay ahead of any potential storms and to ensure we are able to continue to feed 64,000 people on a weekly basis.

Thank you for your support!

Setting up a distribution in Los Fresnos, TX.
Setting up a distribution in Los Fresnos, TX.
Surveying damage in North Weslaco, TX.
Surveying damage in North Weslaco, TX.
Delivering water.
Delivering water.

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