In response to the COVID-19 crisis, SPFB Children’s Feeding is providing Grab & Go Lunches to replace some of the meals they would receive at school. These meals are being distributed from 12:30 – 1 p.m. at:
- Hodges Community Center
- Maxey Community Center
- Mae Simmons Park
For more info contact Isaiah Ortiz at [email protected]
- Kids Cafe is an after-school feeding program designed to combat childhood hunger. The South Plains Food Bank Kids Cafe’s 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.
- Summer Feeding operates during the summer months when school is out of session and school lunches are no longer available. The South Plains Food Bank steps in with programming to fill the summer meal gap that children face. With the help of partner organizations such as churches, schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and community centers hot meals are prepared at the South Plains Food Bank’s Kitchen of Hope and delivered all across West Texas.
- Snack Pack is a program operated during the school year where bags are packed every Wednesday and sent home on the weekends with children targeted through Communities and Schools. These Snack Packs are full of protein and nutrition to give a child enough strength to make it through the weekend.
- Holiday Boxes are sent home with children during the long holiday breaks like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break. Children who are dependent on the free or reduced lunch program will no longer receive free meals during those breaks, so the SPFB Holiday Boxes provide food and sustenance to last them until school starts again.
Here are a few ways you can assist us:
Our Children’s Feeding Programs depend heavily on the kindness and talents of volunteers. Ways you can volunteer include: tutoring children, helping with food preparation and service, playing games and sports with the kids, teaching arts and crafts, helping students learn more about computers, and being a smiling face at the end of a long school day.
Our Children’s Feeding Programs are funded through grants and private donations. Financial support from organizations and individuals is essential to continuing to alleviate childhood hunger and giving hope to children across the South Plains.
For more information about our Children’s Feeding Programs call us at 806-763-3003