Texas Border Business
Pharr, TX– The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. was recently awarded a $14,952 grant from The Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) to support the food bank in providing food assistance to families in the Rio Grande Valley, as the need has soared as a result of the impact of the health and financial crises of Covid-19 and Hurricane Hanna.
“The Food Bank RGV wishes to thank the Knapp Community Care Foundation for their generous contribution to improve the health, wellness and nutrition of our most vulnerable in the Rio Grande Valley. Because of your thoughtful support 75,000 meals will be provided for underserved populations in our service area during the unprecedented health and financial crisis of COVID-19 and Hurricane Hanna,” said Stuart Haniff, Chief Executive Officer, Food Bank RGV.
The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley has seen the demand at their weekly Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry (DTEP) distributions grow by nine times since March 1. Prior to the pandemic, the food bank served an average of 753 clients a week, but now provides assistance to as many as 7,383 clients per week through the on-site drive-thru pantries (DTEP). These distributions are open to residents from all cities. The Food Bank RGV also continues to reinforce and support their partner agencies. Across the network, up to 141,381 clients are now being served weekly, up from 64,000 people a week, prior to March 1, 2020.
About the Knapp Community Care Foundation
The Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) was created in late 2012 with a mission to improve the health of Mid-Valley families.