South Plains Food Bank in dire need of volunteers

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(Photo provided by the South Plains Food Bank)

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the South Plains Food Bank:

In recent weeks, the Coronavirus numbers have risen throughout the Lubbock area and South Plains. With so many that have lost jobs due to the virus, and many not knowing where their next meal is going to come, the South Plains Food Bank has seen a large increase in those who need food assistance. With an increase of voucher applications coming in, this also leads to an increase of food boxes needing to be made. “With this second surge of the virus, we have continued to see a decrease in the amount of volunteers coming in to help and donate their time,” says Director of Development Vanessa Morelion. “With the holidays coming up, and SPFB offering a Christmas box, the need of volunteers is huge. We rely on volunteer manpower that we just haven’t been able to get the past few months. To meet the need, volunteers are critical.”

Throughout the school year, SPFB has Saturday work days to help get boxes and food ready for packing, especially during the holiday months. Under normal circumstances the food bank will have up to 150 volunteers working for three hours each Saturday work day. The last few Saturdays, SPFB was only able to get around 50 volunteers.

“We have protocols and procedures in place to help make sure that our staff, our volunteers and the families that we serve can visit us and feel safe. We are asking our community that if they feel comfortable volunteering to please reach out and register.”

For more information and to fill out our COVID questionaire BEFORE you register, visit

Dates available for volunteering are:

(News release from the South Plains Food Bank) continues ongoing coverage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it impacts Lubbock, the South Plains region, Texas and the U.S.

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