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Food Bank RGV Food Relief
published August 2016



The toughest days are almost over for hungry families in the Rio Grande Valley. With school starting up again next month, many families struggling to make ends meet are feeling relief that their children will soon gain access to breakfast and lunches at school again.

Unfortunately, on the other side of the coin, they must contend with preparing their children for school and that means extra expenses for uniforms, backpacks and school supplies that must meet school guidelines. That can often put them behind in their budgets once again, making them choose between bills, their children's education or getting nutritious food on the table.

The Food Bank RGV is there for families with food relief to help them make it through trying times like these. We are always looking for volunteers to help us sort food or help in our community garden. As always, monetary donations help us react to urgent needs right here in the Valley. A donation of $20 can easily provide 100 healthy meals for children.

Another way is to have fun! Join us at Empty Bowls 2016, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Boggus Ford Events Center in Pharr, Texas. Over 30 local restaurants will be serving samples of some of their best foods. There will be silent auctions and music. Each ticket holder will take home a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl that symbolizes hunger.

Find out more about Empty Bowls and how we help feed up to 42,000 people per week at:
foodbankrgv.com
or call (956) 682-8101