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!
The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. continues to react to the needs of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey almost 1 year ago. The Food Bank RGV is still helping and coordinating food relief for sister food banks in Houston, Victoria, Beaumont and Corpus Christi.
With your help, we were able to send an additional 117,000 pounds of fresh produce like: cucumbers, citrus, tomatoes and mangos to Corpus Christi and the Golden Crescent (Victoria) Food Banks totalling 15 truckloads within the last 3 months.
Thousands of residents were fed quality citrus and vegetables to help stave off hunger, but allow them to get back on their feet while dealing with costly and long-term recovery.
On June 1st, 2018, the United States will enter a new hurricane season. Even after a whole year, there are families still coping with the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The Food Bank RGV is still helping sister food banks in the affected areas of Houston, Victoria, Beaumont and Corpus Christi even though the amount is less since the first days after Harvey made landfall.
With your help, we were able to send over 20 truckloads of relief and helped coordinate well over 2 million pounds of water, food and produce to communities most in need. Tens of thousands of residents and evacuees were fed with your help!
We could not have done this without the generousity of GlobalGiving, it's corporate partners and individual members who are always eager to help.
As we enter hurricane season 2018 (one expected to be very active), we will prepare for it while hoping struggling families are spared another destructive setback.
Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue into 2018!
The Food Bank RGV continued its commitment to feed those affected by the hurricane by sending up a truckload of nearly 40,000 pounds of fresh produce in early February. The load contained 39,130 pounds of mixed produce including: bell peppers, tomatoes, green beans and broccoli. It was sent directly to the Coastal Bend Food Bank located in Corpus Christi, Texas, an area heavily affected by the hurricane.
Once delivered to the Coastal Bend Food Bank, the staff there continued to distribute the produce in the following breakdown: 139 households, 300 individuals in Brooks County; 152 households, 356 individuals in Kleberg County; and 189 households, 482 individuals in San Patricio.
With the help of GlobalGiving and its donors, we were able to cover the cost of shipment to our sister food bank and help strengthen the rebuilding efforts of their community! Think about it, 40,000 pounds of fresh, healthy produce!
As of November 1, 2017, the Food Bank RGV has been able to transport nearly 2 million pounds of bottled water, dry food and relief items (along with helping coordinate other donations from other groups) to Hurricane Harvey affected areas including: Corpus Christi, Victoria, Taft, Aransas Pass, Orange, Beaumont and Houston. Over 20 semi trucks have trekked to the Gulf Coast area to deliver and distribute relief. About 800,000 pounds of fresh produce was delivered to over 6,500 adults and children in affected areas.
The Food Bank RGV is still coordinating with sister food banks in Chorpus Christi, Victoria, Beaumont and Houston to support recovery efforts as long as required.
GlobalGiving, corporate disbursements and individual donors have helped us make the difference in the lives of thousands!
We are still helping feed evacuees seeking shelter in our own service area of Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties. For many, recovery will take months; for others, they may have to choose to relocate to the Rio Grande Valley.
Thank you for your continued support; we simply cannot do our work without your help!
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