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Coastal Bend Food Bank
The Coastal Bend Food Bank reduces hunger through food distribution and nutrition education.
The Coastal Bend Food Bank (CBFB) is a nonprofit organization that solicits and distributes food which might otherwise go to waste or be discarded by manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Since 1982, CBFB has been fighting hunger in the Coastal Bend by providing food and personal care products to various charity and service agencies.
The CBFB services an 11-county area of South Texas and 150 agencies or pantries operate. The CBFB feeds 7,800 people each week — that’s 28,700 people per month and 78,900 people per year.
Star of the Sea Foundation
Our goal is simple: increase the health and well-being of low-income individuals and families in Monroe County, Florida.
The SOS Foundation operates a client-choice food pantry that provides not only food, but also clothing, sanitary items, haircuts, and access to federal assistance programs. Through our Food Recovery Program, SOS is able to distribute 1.5 million pounds of food to over 9,000 unduplicated clients each year throughout Monroe County. Seven days a week, 365-days a year, SOS food recovery trucks pick up donated food, transporting it to our two facilities in Key West and Key Largo where it is stored and then distributed to low-income individuals and working-poor families throughout the County. Through this operation, more than 50% of the food we provide is fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and dairy products, and staple items such as rice and beans.