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More than $236,000 donated during 25th KBTX Food for Families Food Drive

Our Food for Families Food Drive is a giving tradition — and an important effort to help keep food on every table, during this pandemic, and beyond.
Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 11:00 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Thank you, Brazos Valley!

So far, your generosity has brought in $236,698 during our 25th annual KBTX Food for Families Food Drive and the number continues to climb.

You can still donate right now: Click here to donate online, or text KBTXFFF to 313131 to donate from your cell phone.

As of Thursday morning, we also collected 123,208 pounds of food at our six donation sites across the Brazos Valley.

Brazos County collected 97,440 pounds of food and raised $167,612. Burleson County collected 7,501 pounds of food and raised $44,982. Robertson County collected 3,238 pounds of food and raised $7,799. Madison County collected 9,000 pounds of food and raised $4,850. Grimes County collected 6,029 pounds of food and raised $10,655. Washington County raised $750 for the food bank.

Earlier this year, KBTX viewers also stepped up and donated more than $128,000 for the Food Bank - the equivalent of another 768,000 pounds of food.

Our Food for Families Food Drive is a giving tradition — and an important effort to help keep...
Our Food for Families Food Drive is a giving tradition — and an important effort to help keep food on every table, during this pandemic, and beyond.(KBTX)

Every $1 you give to the BVFB today will stretch to help provide much-needed meals. Our Food for Families Food Drive is a giving tradition — and an important effort to help keep food on every table, during this pandemic, and beyond.

More than ever, our friends and neighbors need help making sure they know where their next meal is coming from. COVID-19 has caused unprecedented demand at the Brazos Valley Food Bank and local food pantries.

As COVID-19 and related shutdowns took their toll on the Brazos Valley, the Brazos Valley Food Bank stepped up to the challenge, delivering, providing, and distributing 36% more food.

Without the challenges of COVID-19, one out of every five people in the Brazos Valley struggles with food insecurity. Among children, more than 50% don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and nearly one-third of seniors deal with the challenges of hunger.

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