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News Release
Thursday, October 26, 2017

West Texas Food Bank and Chevron Partner to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
Chevron donates $50,000 to the West Texas Food Bank for Harvey Relief

ODESSA, Texas --- The West Texas Food Bank is excited to announce a $50,000 donation from Chevron. The donation will be used to provide 1,480 emergency relief boxes to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and will also help the West Texas Food Bank provide services to our own 19 county area.

More than 70 volunteers from the Chevron Mid-Continent Business Unit will gather Friday, October 27th from 9am-1pm at the West Texas Food Bank location in Midland, 1601 Westcliff Dr. Midland, Tx 79703. Volunteers will create 1,480 emergency relief boxes, which will weigh 30 pounds each and include 12 food items. The West Texas Food Bank will send the emergency relief boxes to our sister food bank in Houston. The Big Orange Truck will leave the Permian Basin Thursday, November 2nd, and will arrive at the Houston Food Bank on the morning of Friday, November 3rd.

Chevron’s Houston employees, and the Houston Food Bank will unload and distribute the 1,480 emergency relief boxes to affected citizens in Houston, Tx.

“We are excited to bring the Houston and West Texas communities together through Chevron, and appreciate their help, not only monetarily, but from their workforce volunteers as well” said Executive Director Libby Campbell. “We continue to work incredibly hard to coordinate the hurricane relief efforts here in West Texas, and are proud to send our support to our food bank family in Houston.”

The West Texas Food Bank spearheaded the collection efforts in West Texas for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Food Bank collected hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and supplies at its Odessa, Tx Distribution Center. The Food Bank also backhauled donations from sister food banks around the state to the Odessa, Tx Distribution Center in order to utilize our own volunteer force to separate and process items donated to Harvey relief. As a member of Feeding Texas, the West Texas Food Bank was able to determine how best to distribute the right food and supplies to the right people at the right time and in the right place.

The shipment of the Chevron emergency relief boxes to the Houston Food Bank will mark the 20th such trip the West Texas Food Bank has made to Southeast Texas.

“Our team really stepped up as we doubled our everyday work load. We continued our mission of feeding hungry West Texans as well as taking care of our neighbors in Southeast Texas. It is so heartwarming to see our community step up and take action to help the Hurricane Harvey victims. Because of our amazing community, and amazing partners like Chevron, the West Texas Food Bank continues to help those who might otherwise be forgotten.” Libby Campbell, Executive Director, West Texas Food Bank.

The West Texas Food Bank invites all members of the press to attend the volunteer event on Friday, October27th. Interviews will be available.



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