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Food Bank RGV Preps Over 600 Food Bags for Flood Victims
published July 2015



The Food Bank RGV is coordinating disaster relief efforts with Hidalgo County and other regional organizations to bring food to families affected by recent flooding. More than 600 bags containing assorted canned and packaged food items have been made and/or delivered to flood victims in and around the Edinburg area.

The bags average 40 pounds and are supplemented with bottled water. The mesh bags were donated by various produce companies. The effort will continue as needed but in the meantime, volunteers and monetary donations are needed to keep up with the demand.

In past emergencies, the Food Bank RGV has doubled and quadrupled the amount of food distributed in order to feed populations affected by flooding and storms, often surpassing millions of pounds.

About the Food Bank RGV
Established in 1986, the Food Bank RGV, Inc. is one of the largest regional charities in South Texas. We feed more than 42,000 people in any given week via 250 Partner Agencies in Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties with an average annual distribution of 20 million pounds of food. We are a proud member of Feeding America and Feeding Texas.

Learn more at www.foodbankrgv.com