West Texas Food Bank opens doors to new facility

West Texas Food Bank opens doors to new facility
West Texas Food Bank (Source: KWES)

The West Texas Bank held their ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon and gave tours of the new 61,000 square foot building.

It's packed with all new amenities like a bigger warehouse and freezer that allows the food bank to take in more perishable donations.

The new facility will also be transferring from an emergency box program to a client choice pantry giving the community options on food items.

Many donors came together to make the new building possible.

"We are so excited about this facility. So many donors, corporations and foundations came together to make this thing really happen. We are also really lucky that this was privately funded, so it's not coming out of our general operating dollars. It's a true gift to our community and we are so thankful," said Libby Campbell, executive director of the West Texas Food Bank.

HEB donated the first truckload of about 30,000 pounds of food and a check for $50,000.

The West Texas Food bank serves 19 counties throughout west Texas, which is about 34,000 square miles.

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