Despite terrible weather, Mid-South’s communications manager reports the turnout at the 21st Annual KBTX Food for Families Food Drive was excellent.
Justin Stapleton says the Grimes County drop-off location collected $9,111 and 10,364 pounds of food, despite the fact that it rained all day long. The food is being distributed among the five food banks here, while the money (including $4,000 from Mid-South itself) goes to the Brazos Valley Food Bank to buy even more supplies for the nearly 40 food pantries, emergency shelters, soup kitchens and programs for youth, seniors and the disabled throughout the region.
Stapelton say he was at Mid-South from 5 Wednesday morning, the 6th, til 8 that night, and what impressed him most was the number of young people he saw during those 13 hours.
Of the five Food for Families locations this year, Stapleton tells NavasotaNews that contributions from Grimes came in third, behind Bryan and Caldwell, and ahead of Madisonville and Franklin.