India Association of the Rio Grande Valley provides 42,000 meals for the RGV

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Hari Namboodiri, President & Dr. Shima Choudhary , Secretary, India Association of Rio Grande valley presenting the Check to Stuart Haniff , CEO in presence of India Association Board members Sreekanth Nangavaram & KV Kanneganti.

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PHARR, TX – The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley has received a generous donation of $8,400 from the India Association of the Rio Grande Valley. The India Association launched its “Stop Hunger” campaign in June and extended it through July to provide as many meals possible to families in need amid the global pandemic of COVID-19.

“India Association of RGV is always at the forefront of helping humanity. We are thrilled to partner with the Food Bank RGV in their effort to stop hunger. We will continue our endeavors to be a humble part of the socio-economic and cultural development of the RGV,” said Mr. Hair Namboodiri, the current President of the IARGV.

The IARGV’s gift to the Food Bank RGV’s “Resource Readiness and Response” campaign will provide up to 42,000 meals to the residents across Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties. The Food Bank RGV has seen the number of people served throughout the entire network more than double to 127,308 people every week.

Donations received to enable the food bank to continue to effectively and efficiently respond to the rapid and growing needs of our community by providing immediate support while continuing to reinforce its network of 275 partner agencies with food to serve the community and through its own on-site Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry (DTEP). The Drive-Thru Emergency Panty (DTEP) distribution takes place on Wednesdays from 7 am to 10 am, or until capacity is reached at the Food Bank RGV, located at 724 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr, TX 78577

There is a limit of 2 families (2 people) per car to receive assistance. ID and proof of address are required. All vehicle occupants must wear face coverings and car trunks must be empty. Distribution is open to all in need of food assistance and is first come, first served.

To sponsor a Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry distribution, please contact Philip Farias, Manager of Corporate Engagement and Special events, at (956)-904-4513 or by email at [email protected] You may visit to make an online donation anytime.

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