June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
published June 2017
When someone thinks about the Food Bank
RGV they often think about food drives and
collecting canned food. So, it's surprising to
know that millions of pounds of fresh produce
are collected and distributed to 250 pantries
across the Rio Grande Valley to help feed thousands
Being on the border and having access to locally
grown produce and imports from Mexico
and South America, the Food Bank RGV is able
to mitigate food waste and help donors provide
a variety of fresh produce to struggling families.
In the course of a year, we've been able
to get: watermelons, citrus, cabbage, onions,
tomatoes, mangoes, spinach, kale, cucumbers
and many varieties of fruits and vegetables to
Valley families and other food banks in the rest
of the country.
Unfortunately, there's a transportation cost to get fresh produce to our pantries and other food
banks in the big state of Texas and the rest of the country. With local donations, we will be able
to ensure that local distributions are made to cover costs like manpower, fuel and truck upkeep.
Find out more on how you can help feed struggling families with healthier fruits and vegetables today! Visit the Food Bank RGV at 724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas or call: 682-8101.
Omar I. Rodriguez, Manager of Communications & Advocacy, can answer your questions online at: firstname.lastname@example.org.