April 02, 2020, 11:06 AM
As we continue to navigate through evolving safety measures, we must make the choice as a community to embrace our new normal. Now more than ever, local businesses are facing some of the most challenging, unprecedented times — and they need all of us.
We can all play a part in flattening the curve and boosting our local economy by supporting our local makers. Small business owners have adapted and retooled the way they do business to better serve our community, so let’s celebrate their efforts by shopping, eating, engaging and supporting all things local.
Here are some of our favorite ways to support the local businesses you love:
- Shop online
- Purchase gift cards
- Order takeout (perfect for date-night-in or family game night)
- Pickup food at the drive-thru
- Reschedule salon services instead of cancelling (or pre-pay for appointments)
- Subscribe to online workout classes from local workout studios
- Review, comment, like and share your favorite businesses on social media
March 24, 2020, 4:45 PM
A Legacy Cornerstone Partner of 25 years steps up to pledge $150,000
[Lubbock, TX] – City Bank will present a check that will provide relief to the South Plains Food Bank immediately with $30,000 toward the COVID-19 Pandemic and a total of $150,000 over 5 years. An original Cornerstone Partner, City Bank has been a supporter of the mission to End Hunger, Give Hope and Enrich Lives since 1994.
The donation is coming at a pivotal time for the food bank, according to South Plains Food Bank CEO, David Weaver. “In these very uncertain times, this gift will help make an immense impact on our neighbors who are and will be struggling for months to come.” says Weaver. “With needs increasing and changing daily we are all attempting to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Once again City Bank is stepping up to help with critical basic needs on the south plains. This contribution will help for years to come as our community works to come back from this crisis.”
“City Bank is proud to partner with the South Plains Food Bank in these unprecedented times and in the brighter days ahead. As a long-time community partner, we know the needs are great and we want to do all we can to provide the resources to meet those needs today, and in the years to come,” said Cory Newsom, City Bank President and CEO.
About the South Plains Food Bank
Food banking solves two problems ... hunger and waste. The South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organizations and persons in need. South Plains Food Bank, Inc. also strives to provide opportunities for persons to break out of the poverty cycle. The South Plains Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger and giving hope to the hungry. We touch 1 in 8 people across the South Plains and serve over 57,000 people each year. The South Plains Food Bank also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve through our Kids Cafe program, Mobile Pantry program, and GRUB, Growing Recruits for Urban Business, program. Our vision is to see a hunger-free community.
Original Press Release and Source: South Plains Food Bank March 24, 2020