Jimmy Sparks, Director of Development

Jimmy Sparks joined the Army in 1987 and served from 1987-1991 including a tour in Operation Desert Storm.

He graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1996 and then attended Texas Tech University where he received a Master’s in Public Administration in 1998.

Since then he has served for over 20 years in various non-profit roles throughout Texas including the successful completion of a $5.5 million dollar capital campaign to build the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, Texas.

He currently serves as the Director of Development for the Southeast Texas Food Bank where he has been since 2017.

Dial 2-1-1 for free, bilingual information and referrals for food assistance and other health and human services.

The mission of the Texas WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.

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Did you know that a $10 donation can help provide up to 40 meals for desperate people in your community? Rest assured, that every penny of your donation will be stretched to it’s maximum effect. 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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