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SPFB Programs and Services.

Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe is an after-school feeding program designed to combat childhood hunger. The South Plains Food Bank Kids Cafes provide children with nutritious evening meals in a safe after-school environment. Our goal is to feed children at risk of hunger so they have the energy to learn and grow.

SNAP

The Food Stamp/SNAP Program is a federally funded program that helps low-income families purchase nutritious food from retailers. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pays for Food Stamp/SNAP benefits throughout the country, and the Department of Health and Human Services manages and directs the program in Texas.

 

ELLE ROTARY DISTRICT 5730 APPLE ORCHARD

5605 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
Lubbock, TX 79404

Funded in 1994 by Rotary District 5730 and under the guidance of noted pomologist, Dr. George Elle, the 15-acre orchard contains over 2,500 dwarf trees. The first apples were harvested in 1997, with about 25,000 pounds being distributed fresh to the needy. 

 

GRUB (Growing Recruits for Urban Business)

The South Plains Food Bank is designed to teach young adults, ages 14 to 21, life and job skills using our farm and community gardens as a backdrop to this education. Work includes garden planning, soil preparation, maintaining the irrigation system, planting seeds and young plants, nurturing, harvesting, and marketing giving them experience in marketing and small business operation

 SPFB Farm

The 5.5 acre Carolyn Lanier Youth Farm was established in 1988 to provide locally grown produce to people receiving food assistance through the Food Bank. During the first year only two acres were cultivated, while the remainder of the land was cleared of brush and weeds. By 1992 a sprinkler system was installed. The vegetable poundage grown on the farm grew from 40,000 pounds in 1989 to 100,000 pounds currently produced annually.