In 2011, the Brazos Valley Food Bank distributed over 4 million pounds of food to families right here in the Brazos Valley.
With the higher demand, the food bank is in need of more space so today they launched the "Because Hunger Won't Wait Capital Campaign."
This morning at the Kroger in South College Station, the food bank kicked off the Souper Bowl of Caring event and unveiled its plan to expand its current facility.
The expansion will allow the food bank to store three times the amount of dry food it does now and space for fresh and frozen food will increase five fold.
Kroger has donated $100,000 to the campaign which is expected to cost $2.5 million.
"To hear the good things that the people say about the food bank it's just helping me know that this growth that we need to do, which is going to be a long hard process, is needed and it's going to be supported," said Theresa Mangapora with the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
The Brazos Valley Food Bank hopes to break ground on its expansion in January of 2013.
HEB is also making a $100,000 donation in support of the Food Banks "Because Hunger Won't Wait" capital campaign.
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