PlainsCapital Helps Feed Lubbock-Area Families During Holidays
LUBBOCK, TX (Dec. 3, 2019) – PlainsCapital Bank’s Lubbock branches recently participated in the 37th annual U Can Share Food Drive benefitting the South Plains Food Bank (SPFB).
PlainsCapital Bank’s employees and customers contributed over 1,200 pounds of food to help feed thousands of people across the South Plains. Employees also volunteered their time to help package SPFB holiday food boxes.
“Giving back to the communities where we live and work is important to us, and our long-term partnership with the South Plains Food Bank is a great example of that,” said PlainsCapital Bank Lubbock Market President Barry Ballinger. “The food bank is a significant resource for many people in our region, and we’re happy to be part of this year’s drive.”
The U Can Share Food Drive is an annual community-wide effort initiated as a service project by KCBD News Channel 11. The drive took place from Dec. 2 to Dec. 7 with the goal of providing 750,000 meals. As of Dec. 9, Lubbock-area schools, churches, businesses, and community members had provided 804,000 meals, according to David Weaver, CEO of the SPFB.
PlainsCapital’s holiday contribution follows their $10,000 donation in May 2019, which helped SPFB tackle summertime demand to aid kids who weren’t able to take advantage of free or reduced price meals available to them during the school year.
Over the past 30 years, PlainsCapital branches in Lubbock have provided more than 1 million meals for local families through their support and nearly $300,000 in donations.
The Bank’s support dates back to SPFB’s inception, when the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization approached PlainsCapital for a loan to fund an apple orchard. Since then, PlainsCapital Bank has continued to be a cornerstone partner for the organization and has helped SPFB grow into the leading domestic hunger relief organization in the South Plains.
About the South Plains Food Bank
The South Plains Food Bank, Inc., is a humanitarian organization dedicated to serving West Texas by providing those who experience food insecurity with a helping hand. The South Plains Food Bank also extends opportunities for community members to both engage in service, as well as for employment within an environment that promotes community interaction and is enthusiastic about aiding the conclusion of the poverty cycle.
As a subdivision of Feeding America and Feeding Texas, the South Plains Food Bank is a community-based organization with the resources of a national campaign, currently employing more than 9,000 volunteers per year, with annual volunteer hours totaling over 40,000, and an outreach that extends through 20 counties in West Texas. South Plains Food Bank is appreciative to the many volunteers who help make our mission statement a reality.
About PlainsCapital Bank
Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank, the fifth largest Texas-headquartered bank by deposit market share, operates 64 Texas branches and has more than 1,200 employees providing highly personalized relationship banking through a single point of contact. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision making in each of its major markets: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. PlainsCapital Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH). Find more information at PlainsCapital.com.