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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Food Banks & Pantries, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The south plains food bank, inc. Is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organizations and persons in need. South plains food bank, inc. Also strives to provide opportunities for persons to break out of the poverty cycle.

Geographic areas served: Texas South Plains

Programs: Food distribution: spfb distributed 6. 58 million pounds of food during the fiscal year. Through its network of 161 agencies in 20 counties, food is distributed through on-site programs, pantry programs and voucher programs. 61,111 boxes of food were distributed to families throughout the network, which included 24,074 that were distributed throught the mobile pantry program to our outlying communities. Child nutrition programs: spfb has both an after school feeding program during the school year and a summer feeding program during the summer months. Hot nutritious meals and/or snacks are served at the sites and the kids are provided with homework help, mentoring, and nutrition education. During the year, 178,802 kids cafe meals and 101,585 summer meals were prepared. Social services outreach program: food stamp outreach is provided to ensure that those who have longterm food insecurity are provided with the available resources for ongoing help. During the year, 2,121 food stamp applications were successfully filed.

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