LUBBOCK, Texas – The South Plains Food Bank and their partners have hit the ground running on their annual Summer of Sharing Event. They’re striving to reach a goal of 300,000 meals for families on the South Plains.
Lowe’s Food King, KLBK, West Texas Chevy Dealers, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Barricades Unlimited, PlainsCapital Bank, and Covenant Hospital have all joined in the commitment to the South Plains and partnered with SPFB for the Summer of Sharing.
“The Summer months can be really hard on families” says SPFB’s Chief Development Officer of the South Plains Food Bank Meagan Bratton. “When school lets out, kids aren’t getting meals from the cafeteria anymore. There are a lot of our neighbors who struggle to provide ten more meals per week to their children.”
Summer of Sharing 2020 was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, making 2021 an even more important year for the fight against hunger, and businesses across the South Plains are answering the call. “Even with the Summer months being our busiest time of the year, we will always take the time to extend a helping hand to the Lubbock and surrounding communities that we serve.” says Myrisa Rutter of first time Summer of Sharing partner Barricades Unlimited. “Keeping the public safe and fed is a value we hold dear here at Barricades”.
The event takes place June 21st to June 25th at Food King on Slide and 82nd. Community members are encouraged to participate by purchasing a food bag at their local Food King or by donating online at spfb.org/summerofsharing.