South Plains food bank celebrates anniversary with food drive

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Updated: 9/14/2013 10:29 pm

The South Plains Food Bank celebrated its 30th anniversary this weekend.  The nonprofit put on a 30-hour food drive to "Wreck Hunger".

The goal was to receive 3,500 pounds of food by 6 p.m. Saturday night. The Texas Tech family was out in full force showing its support including Texas Tech head football coach Kliff Kingsbury, the Raider Red, the Saddle Tramps and the masked rider.

Although the Lubbock economy is on an upswing, many families still rely on the generous donations of the community in order to have a hot meal.

"About 35 percent of the food will be going to children, about 10 percent goes to the elderly, then alot of food goes toward who we call the 'working poor,' said David Weaver, CEO of the South Plains Food Bank, "These are people who are working but they're just not making ends meet."

Ms. Baird's donated 12,000 loaves of bread. United, Walmart and Sam's club all donated food items aswell.

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