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Volunteers needed for mega food distribution

The Concho Valley Regional Food Bank is in need of volunteers to lend a helping hand during its mega food distribution event.
Credit: Esmeralda Perez

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Concho Valley Regional Food Bank is hosting a mega food distribution   from 10 am to noon Saturday, Oct. 16 in the Foster Communications Coliseum parking lot, 50 E. 43rd St.

The mega food distribution will feed approximately 850 families. The CVRFB is in need of 10 more volunteers to help with food distribution, directing traffic and helping families with USDA household applications. 

Volunteers are required to be at least 15 years and older with a guardian's supervision in order to participate in the event. Those volunteering to help with the application will need to complete a short online civil rights training course before Saturday. Onsite training will take place the morning before the event.

“The mega food distribution helps our mission to lessen food insecurity in the Concho Valley by getting food in the hands of people who need it,” food bank development director, Susan Gober, said.

The Concho Valley Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding the hungry in all 13 counties in the region. The CVFB helps these communities by supplying food to agencies that assist in distributing them to families in need.

“If you want to volunteer but perhaps you are busy during our food distribution, you can take a canned good to Plateau Brewing company during their Plateuberfest and you get a dollar off your first pint and the cans will be donated to the food bank,” Gober said.

Market Street and Longhorn Coffee Co. with donate breakfast for volunteers during the food distribution.

To sign up to volunteer, go to conchovalleyfoodbank.org.