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Brazos Valley Food Bank Provides Food-Filled Backpacks to Students

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Brazos Valley Food Bank

Based in College Station, Texas, Spirit of Texas Bank is the top small business administration lender in the state. Heavily involved in the community, Spirit of Texas Bank supports the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

Located in Bryan, Texas, the Brazos Valley Food Bank serves as the hub for more than 36 separate agencies that feed individuals throughout several nearby counties. It strives to distribute 6 million pounds of food annually to more than 50,000 individuals. In addition to providing food, it oversees the distribution of the children’s backpack program, family box, senior bags, and social service outreach, as well as its mobile food initiatives.

The backpack program provides food for children over the weekend via a backpack that children receive every Friday during the school year. Each school receives 30 backpacks per week to give to children that might go hungry during the weekend. During the summer months, recreation centers receive scaled-down versions of the backpacks.