Del Papa Matching Grant

The Southeast Texas Food Bank receives $50,000 match grant from Del Papa Distributing Company
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BEAUMONT, TX – December 6, 2021 – In Southeast Texas, 1 in 5 people face hunger. The Southeast Texas Food Bank will encourage generosity by challenging their community to raise $15,000 to match a $50,000 grant donated by Del Papa Distributing Company.

The Food Bank distributes to approximately 130 nonprofit agencies within the eight counties served. Their partner agencies prepare meals and provide approximately 90,000 meals to people in need each month. “With the disruptive supply chain issues effecting organizations worldwide, we’re anticipating greater and slightly different needs this holiday season.”

Del Papa Distributing has developed a diverse list of community partnerships that has grown to include local Universities and Colleges, Health Care institutions, Social Service agencies and local civic and economic development organizations.

“These matching funds represent Del Papa Distributing’s strong commitment in support of the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s efforts to provide easy access to nutritional food to the thousands of residents facing food insecurity in this region. At a time when demand created by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stretch the organization’s resources it’s important to support a group that gives back to our community in such an impactful and important way.” – Peter Williamson, VP Corporate Relations & Communication, Del Papa.

Those interested in donating as part of our challenge grant match, please visit: www.setxfoodbank.org/donate.

Did you know that a $10 donation can provide up to 30 meals for desperate people in your community? By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

Your gift goes a long, long way!

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