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benefitting South Plains Food Bank

October 30-November 30, 2017

Our TTU donation totaled 3,405 pounds!

Thank you to everyone who donated as part of this year's food drive!

for the largest donation!  Winners will be recognized on all TTUSUB & TexasTechSAB social media platforms as well as the opportunity to appear on KCBD!

2017 Winner: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 

Spread the word to parents, alumni, and friends and support the South Plains Food Bank and the Lubbock community!

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

Hunger Facts


About 842 million people in the world do not have enough to be healthy.  That means that one in every eight people on Earth goes to bed hungry each night. (Source: FAO, 2013)


In Lubbock, Texas, the South Plains Food Bank and its network of agencies provide food for an estimated 90,800 different people annually.  In any given week, 18,300 different people receive assistance. (Source: South Plains Food Bank)


58% of the Shelters in the South Plains reported that the South Plains Food Bank was the single most important source of food for their agency. (Source: South Plains Food Bank)


Kids Café is an after-school feeding program designed to combat childhood hunger.  This program provides hot meals to 500 children at 13 different sites every day after school in a safe environment.  For many of children, this will be the only meal they receive that evening. (Source: South Plains Food Bank)


Families and Children face the greatest need
25% of the households served by the SPFB have children under 18.  7% of those served have children under 5 years of age and 13% of the clients served are elderly. (Source: South Plains Food Bank)


Kelsey M. Jackson, Administrator