OUR COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING HUNGER ACROSS TEXAS
In 2015, Cross Texas committed to fighting hunger across the Brazos Valley. We donated $34,500 to the Brazos Valley Food Bank, Capital Area Food Bank and East Texas Food Bank to support hunger relief programs in Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison and Robertson counties.
School Children’s BackPack Program
In the Brazos Valley, one in four children do not know where their next meal is going to come from.
A portion of the funds are allocated to the food banks’ BackPack Programs, which provide food to food-insecure children on the weekends and holidays when school meals are not available.
Cross Texas’ support allowed for the creation of two new BackPack Programs for the Iola Elementary School and the Centerville Elementary School. Over the course of the 2015-2016 school year, Cross Texas will have supported more than 3,000 backpacks to children attending public schools in the Brazos Valley.
“We are extremely grateful to Cross Texas Transmission for their very generous support. Feeding our children and ensuring them of a sound nutritional foundation is critical to their education, their future and the development of our community”Dennis Cullinane, CEO
East Texas Food Bank
Family Mobile Food Pantries
One out of every five adults in the Brazos Valley are food-insecure. A portion of our donations to the food banks has also supported mobile food pantries in the Madison and Leon counties.
An example of the need is that within Madison County, more than 30,000 pounds of food are distributed on a regular basis to those in need.
In addition to the financial donation, Cross Texas teams have volunteered to help distribute food to families in need.
The Cross Texas team volunteers at the Brazos Valley Food Bank on October 23, 2015 in Bryan-College Station, Texas