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Food Bank receives $250,000 donation for relief funds

Since the start of the pandemic and the winter storm that took place in February, the food bank has seen an increase in demand of over 200%.
Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 7:58 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 9, 2021 at 6:17 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Our local food bank received a large donation to restock their food supply and support relief efforts stemming from the winter storm.

On Friday morning, the South Texas Food Bank received a $250,000 donation from the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas.

Since the start of the pandemic and the winter storm that took place in February, the food bank has seen an increase in demand of over 200%.

“We’re going to be able to convert this $250,000 into 2.5 million meals,” said Alma Boubel. “It’s going to touch the lives of so many, so many of our clients. So, on behalf of my clients, my board, myself, the staff here, thank you to Methodist Healthcare Ministries for this wonderful donation.”

Since last year, the food bank has helped those affected by the COVID pandemic, the winter freeze, the water boil notice, and furloughed employees.

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