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Free Box Lunch and Tour...


Join us for a complimentary lunch and an educational tour of the South Plains Food Bank.

These monthly events are held every third Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Those in attendance will learn detailed information about the programs and services offered by the South Plains Food Bank.

Information such as:

    • What is the GRUB program?
    • How is food distributed to those in need?
    • What is included in a food box?
    • Who can qualify for food from the SPFB?
    • Where does the food come from?
    • How does the food get delivered to rural communities?
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These are just a few of the questions you will have answered when you attend a complimentary luncheon and tour.

Individuals are encouraged to attend and bring friends. Groups are invited: If you are a member of a civic club, Sunday School class, knitting club, bunko group or business you are encouraged to come to one of these events and learn more about feeding the hungry.The tour will last only 60 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the facility and see how a food box is put together, where the food is stored and where it is distributed to those in need. You can see first-hand how 7 million pounds of food a year is collected and delivered to those in need throughout 21 counties across the South Plains.

Plan to visit us on one of the following days in 2013:
Let us know you would like to come by registering here!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Tuesday, May 7th 2013

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Thursday, December 19th, 2013



Let Us "Show Off" with Our Food Bank Tours

Most people think they know what the South Plains Food Bank does. They think we simply get in food, sort it, pack it, and distribute it to families and people in need of food assistance. You’d be right on those points, but we do so much more!

To learn more about your Food Bank join us on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month as the South Plains Food Bank opens its doors to community members for a free tour.

The first Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. Food Bank staff welcome neighbors across the South Plains – and offer light refreshments, share stories, and provide a guided tour of the facilities.

Box Lunch1If the afternoon tour doesn’t suit your fancy then feel free to join us for our third Thursday of the month Behind the Scenes Complimentary Box Lunch and Tour at noon.refreshments, share stories, and provide a guided tour of the facilities.

Both presentations only last about an hour.

“I have loved being part of the South Plains Food Bank tour,” said SPFB Director of Special Projects Karen King. “People often comment about how amazed they are that we do so much; that we feed so many; and that we touch so many lives.”

The Food Bank has been offering tours for years, but recently begun to offer the first Tuesday of the month afternoon tour.

“We want everyone to be able to attend,” said King. “But not everyone can make it at lunch. So we thought we would provide an alternative – an afternoon tour.”

“This presentation can be ‘packed up’ so to speak and offered to civic clubs at their monthly meetings, Wednesday evening’s church presentations, for your employees at your place of business,” said King. “We enjoy meeting new people and long-time friends of the Food Bank everywhere we go. It is wonderful to be invited to someone’s home, church or business to share all that goes on at the South Plains Food Bank.”But you don’t have to settle for those times either and, according to King, they can take their “show on the road!”

To reserve your spot at the next tour, or to schedule the Road Show call Karen King at 806-763-3003 or register for the tours online at And remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.