We witnessed a true outpouring of love and support from the Brazos Valley community to help fight summer hunger through the second annual Summer Hunger Food Drive, sponsored by KBTX Media, Brookshire Brothers and Douglass Automotive.
What started as an act of kindness from Brookshire Brothers has led to a community coming together to support their own.
In April 2021, Brookshire Brothers opened its newest store in College Station. The company, known for its charitable contributions to the communities it serves, planned to donate a truckload of food to the Brazos Valley Food Bank in celebration of the store’s grand opening. Partnering with KBTX Media and Douglass Automotive Group, they were able to accomplish so much more.
Building upon successful food drive programs led by KBTX, including last year’s inaugural Summer Hunger Food Drive, this year, the local businesses raised nearly $30,000 and donated 30,935 pounds to the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
“This our first year to participate in the Summer Hunger Food Drive, and we were blown away by the generosity of our friends and neighbors,” said Public Relations & Corporate Responsibility Manager Melissa Crager. “Seeing all those boxes and bags of food being dropped off was so encouraging. We know the Brazos Valley Food Bank will use these donations to help thousands of people across this area, and we are proud to play a small part in making that happen.”
The Brazos Valley Food Bank distributes to food pantries in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Madison counties.
“The KBTX-TV 2nd Annual Summer Hunger Campaign was a great start to what is beginning to feel like a great summer," said Theresa Mangapora, Executive Director of the Brazos Valley Food Bank. "Don’t we all need that after last year? A huge shout of thanks goes out to KBTX-TV, Brookshire Brothers, Douglass Automotive Group, StyleCraft, Producers Cooperative Association, Land O’Lakes and Kelly Burt Dozer, as well as everyone from the public who donated, for generously investing in a hunger free Brazos Valley along-side the Brazos Valley Food Bank."