The South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organizations and persons in need. South Plains Food Bank, Inc. also strives to provide opportunities for persons to break out of the poverty cycle.
The South Plains Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger and giving hope to the hungry.
Food banks collect food donated by individuals through food drives; unsaleable food from manufacturers, wholesalers, grocery stores; unmarketable or surplus produce from farmers; and prepared, but unserved, food from restaurants. At the warehouse, the food is cleaned, sorted, packaged, and distributed to individuals and families in need through partnership with local non-profit social service agencies and churches.
South Plains Food Bank, Inc. was founded in 1983 to provide food and hope for families in need in a 20-county area of West Texas. Through a network of more than 220 non-profit agencies and churches, food is available in the following South Plains counties: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Scurry, Stonewall, Terry, Yoakum.
South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private, not-for-profit corporation. It is governed by a Board of Directors, which works with a CEO, staff, and community volunteers to insure the fulfillment of the mission. The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the National Network of Food Banks.
South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is divided into two divisions. Each division is designed to fulfill the mission and vision of the organization.
Food Bank Operations: The mission of the Food Bank Operations Division is to (1) provide food for area hungry while preserving human dignity and offering self-sufficiency opportunities, and (2) maintain and grow the donor base for food and funds through partnerships at every level.
Farm, Orchard, and GRUB Operations: The mission of the Farm, Orchard, and GRUB Division is to combat hunger by growing fresh produce and by teaching others in order to achieve personal, economic, and community self-sufficiency.