Texas Border Business
PHARR, Texas – The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, a member of the Feeding America® network, today announced receipt of a refrigerated truck and an additional $52,000 to assist with mobile food distributions in the RGV. The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation — the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants — Lineage Logistics, and Penske collaborated on this opportunity to help provide food to neighbors facing hunger.
“As a result of record inflation, approximately 244,000 people across our service territory in the Rio Grande Valley may face hunger,” says Libby A. Saenz, CEO of Food Bank RGV. “We are proud to partner with the Darden Restaurants Foundation, the Lineage Foundation for Good, and Penske. During this time of heightened need, the addition to our food bank’s fleet of vehicles is welcomed and appreciated.”
“Families face hunger in every community across the country; your neighbor, child’s classmate or even co-worker may be struggling to get enough to eat. Darden and the Darden Restaurants Foundation are proud to partner with Feeding America member food banks to address the significant issue of hunger in a tangible and meaningful way,” says Stephanie Ghertner, Executive Director of the Darden Restaurants Foundation.
The addition of the new refrigerated truck will enable the Food Bank RGV to deliver approximately 5.2 million pounds of food each year.
The Darden Restaurants Foundation, the Lineage Foundation for Good and Penske are supporting ten Feeding America member food banks with this grant, valued at more than $2.3 million.