Border Patrol Participates in Food Drive

From the U.S. Border Patrol:

MARFA - The U.S. Border Patrol's Marfa Sector joined the "Warming Up to Giving" national food drive and contributed just shy of 2,500 pounds of food that was donated to local food banks throughout the sector.

"Warming Up to Giving" is a national food drive for federal agencies across the nation to help replenish the supplies in food banks.

In Marfa Sector, each station had their own drive, and delivered the donations to their local food banks and pantries.  This was to assure the donations would remain in, and would directly benefit, the local community.

The participants in the July drive were employees of the Border Patrol Stations in Alpine, Amarillo, Fort Stockton, Lubbock, Marfa, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Sanderson, Sierra Blanca and Van Horn.  Also, all employees at Marfa Sector Headquarters, Wackenhut Transport Services, Marfa Sector Intelligence Unit and the Alpine Office of Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine contributed.

Although there was not a formal competition, CBP Air Branch's average per person of donations was the highest. They gave over 18 pounds per person.

Food banks in Alpine, Amarillo, Fort Stockton, Marfa, Lubbock, Midland, Monahans, Presidio, Sanderson, Sierra Blanca and Van Horn all received donations.

There will be a second drive from August 16 through August 21.