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to benefit South Plains Food Bank

Tech Can Share Food Drive

Fall 2013 Drive
November 1-22

Thank you to everyone who donated! Our total donation came to 2,226 pounds! Kappa Alpha Theta won the top Greek Organization award and overall top donation award! Student Union & Activities won the TTU Department competition.

HUNGER FACTS

Fact 1
In Lubbock, Texas, the South Plains Food Bank and its network of agencies provide food for an estimated 84,000 different people annually.  In any given week, 18,300 different people receive assistance. 

Fact 2
58% of the Shelters on the South Plains report that the South Plains Food Bank is the single most important source of food for their agency.

Fact 3
1 in 4 children across the South Plains are at risk of going to bed hungry tonight.

Fact 4
Kids Cafe is an after-school feeding program designed to combat childhood hunger.  This program provides hot meals to 1000 children at 21 different sites every day after school in a safe environment.  For many of children this will be the only meal they receive that evening. 

Fact 5
Families and Children face the greatest need
25% of the households served by the SPFB have children under 18. 
7% of those we serve have children under 5 years of age and 13% of the clients we serve are elderly.

 

COMPETE AGAINST OTHER DEPARTMENTS & STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Anyone can help their department or organization by donating online! Spread the word to parents, alumni, and friends and support the South Plains Food Bank!

WEEKLY DONATION WEIGH-INS
LOCATION: Student Union Loading Dock, 18th & Boston (look for the big colorful storage container)
Friday, November 8
Friday, November 15
Friday, November 22
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

WINNER ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 25
The group with the highest donation will get to help the South Plains Food Bank kickoff their U Can Share Food Drive on TV!

In partnership with Order of Omega and Rho Lambda.

 

Desired Food List

Canned meals (such as spaghetti, pasta dinners, chili)
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit
Canned soup
Canned juice
Canned tuna fish or other canned meat
Tuna or Hamburger Helper (or other dry box product)
Dry soup mixes
Macaroni dinners
Rice
Pasta
Peanut Butter and Jelly/Jam
Crackers
Cereal (cold or hot)
Corn oil/shortening
Corn meal
Flour
Sugar
Powdered milk
Instant tea or coffee

Tech Can Share poster

Download the Food Drive poster for your department.

 

Questions?
Kimberly Simon-Akins, Assistant Director
kimberly.simon@ttu.edu
806-742-4708