Feeding America Grant provided 90,695 meals for Rural Valley Communities

Dedicated volunteers load produce and product onto a client’s vehicle at food distribution at the Willacy County Housing Authority in Raymondville, Texas. Clients receive a variety of product including fresh produce, protein, and shelf stable foods. Food Bank RGV Image.
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PHARR, Texas – The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. received a grant from Feeding America and an anonymous donor that helped the food bank provide an additional 90,695 meals to rural and underserved communities in the Rio Grande Valley.

This grant enabled the food bank to feed 3,930 households and reach 6,270 children while providing extra support for Feeding America Client Surveys.  These surveys will allow the Food Bank RGV to learn more about clients’ needs and will be used in future programs to increase efficiency and impact.

In the Rio Grande Valley, 1 in 4 children go to bed hungry and may not know where their next meal is coming from. In rural parts of the Valley, food insecurity among children is even higher, 1 in 2.

For more information about the Food Bank RGV or to donate, please visit www.foodbankrgv.com or text ‘FeedRGV’ to 44-321. Please check the Food Bank RGV’s website and social media regularly for updates on distributions and events. The Food Bank RGV will continue to serve our neighbors in need, in the safest and most effective way possible, and is prepared for whatever comes next.

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