MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The West Texas Food Bank, along with Keep Midland Beautiful and other partners, celebrated Earth Day on April 21 at the food bank's Volunteer and Education Center in Midland.
Families learned the importance of planting, recycling and everything related to the earth down to the worms.
"There's a lot we talk about at the West Texas Food Bank. We're kind of in the recycling business," said Craig Stoker, communications director of the West Texas Food Bank.
For organizations like the food bank, having an event like this helps them teach people about how activities like recycling and planting go hand in hand.
"We're taking food that's coming from grocery stores, that may be thrown away but there's absolutely nothing wrong with it," said Stoker. "So, we recycle it, we get it out to people who can use it and keep waste from accumulating. That's just really important."
The waste of food is a problem all across the nation, including the Permian Basin, which is why the West Texas Food Bank and others are working together to inform the community.