Coronavirus Relief Food Banks,
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition,
Food Banks & Pantries,
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.