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The Food Bank Of The Golden Crescent

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Food Banks & Pantries, Food Programs

Mission: The mission of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is "helping heal the hurt of hunger". We operate an innovative and flexible organization which collects food and other useful products and redistributes these products and food to member agencies that have feeding programs for those facing food insecurity and hunger issues.

Results: Today, FBGC is the support system for more than 90 members agencies in a 9,963 square mile service area which includes eleven counties: Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Wharton, and Victoria. In 2018 the Food Bank distributed over 5.4 million pounds of food and related products to agencies participating in our food distribution program. These agencies report providing nearly 4.5 million meals were provided in 2018 through soup kitchens, emergency food boxes, church pantries, or senior citizens programs. Presently FBGC is providing Kids Backpacks and Senior Backpacks as well as SNAP Nutrition Education and Social Services Benefit assistance in our service area. We are also providing 10 Mobile Food Pantries monthly to reach rural communities where there are no agencies to serve at-risk populations.

Target demographics: "helping heal the hurt of hunger."

Direct beneficiaries per year: by assisting over 90 member agencies and supplying over 5.4 million pounds of food in our service area.

Geographic areas served: Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria and Wharton counties in Texas

Programs: Food/commodities located in a distribution warehouse supplies food to various member agencies who are non-profit agencies or organizations and charitable agencies in the local county and ten surrounding counties.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Scarlett A.

Donor

Rating: 5

We brought a tractor trailer load of supplies down when Hurricane Harvey hit. I called Golden Cresent to see if they would take our supplies. Robin broke down in tears.. she asked why we would want to do this. I have seen first hand what Mother Nature can do and we wanted to help. It was boyfriends idea. He is a truck driver and wanted to give a helping hand. When we arrived they were helping some local people getting supplies and they were so compassionate. Robin cried when we finally met. She was totally shocked when we open the trailer doors and had a full load everything from mops and buckets to pet food. 4 hours later. 49 pallets laters and we were unloaded. The workers were right there helping unload. Lots of friendships made that day. Robin and her staff are amazing people and we will gladly help them out again. Small Town Big Hearts!!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Victoria Golden Crescent Food Bank goes out of their way to help every person possible. They go beyond their call of duty to put smiles of peoples faces and provide food for those in need. Robin Cadle is the sweetest, most caring person. To know her is to love her. 5 stars! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️