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20221116 Food Bank vol webThe Food Bank RGV is in dire need of monetary donations to help feed people at risk of hunger this season.

Rising costs are responsible for many people turning to the food bank for emergency food assistance, many for the first time. Due to the increase in need, higher costs, and supply chain issues, the food bank is working harder than ever to meet the growing needs of the community.

“We are constantly moving food out the doors to our partner agencies and trying to restock our shelves,” said Libby A. Saenz, chief executive officer of the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. “However, we cannot do this alone. We need the community’s help. Donations are down but expenses keep going up.”

For those experiencing a food emergency, the food bank's onsite emergency pantry provides a bag of shelf stable foods and a referral to a pantry near them, for the next month, in case they need it. The Food Bank RGV is currently serving an average of 76,000 people a week through its 275 partner agencies. Partner agencies receive food and resources from the food bank for direct distribution to the public.

To help support the Food Bank RGV, please visit foodbankrgv.com or text THANKSRGV to 44-321.

About the Food Bank RGV

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. incorporated in 1986 and has grown to be the largest charity in south Texas based on clients served. In 2020, the Food Bank RGV distributed over 58 million pounds of fresh produce and food to Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties. Currently, the Food Bank RGV serves up to 76,079 people weekly through its network of 275 partner agencies. Learn more about the Food Bank RGV at www.foodbankrgv.com. The Food Bank RGV is an equal opportunity provider.