THANK YOU! More than $128,000 raised for Brazos Valley Food Bank
Thank you, Brazos Valley! Your generosity helped us surpass our goal on Thursday to raise $75,000 for the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
At the end of our 10:00 p.m. newscast, the total amount raised was $128,000 and the number is still climbing.
Many of our neighbors have been hit hard by COVID-19 and its economic fallout. Now, more people in the Brazos Valley than ever are finding it difficult to provide food for their families.
Since the pandemic began, Brazos Valley food pantries have helped 14% more households, with new households increasing 65%. This has resulted in the Brazos Valley Food Bank in delivering, providing, and distributing 36% more food.
All this month, the Brazos Valley Food Bank has been there to help, running massive "super distributions" of food in communities across the Brazos Valley.
On May 15, the Food Bank kicked off those distributions in Madisonville, where they served more than 300 families with a 40-pound box of dry staples, produce, meat, snacks, and a hot meal from Chick-Fil-A.
On May 18, more than 600 families were served in a distribution at the Bryan Regional Athletic Complex.
On May 20, 20,934 pounds of food was distributed to 272 households in Caldwell.
On May 22, just under 52,000 pounds of food was distributed to families in College Station.
Wednesday, hundreds of residents in Washington County showed up for food relief.
On Friday, May 29, the Food Bank will complete its scheduled super distributions, serving our neighbors in Robertson County at the Robertson County Fairgrounds.
Help the Brazos Valley Food Bank curb increased hunger during these uncertain times.
KBTX Food for Families Fund Drive
Text "KBTX" to 313131