Community members giving big to Wichita Falls

Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 6:32 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2023 at 6:33 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank received big donations from local organizers.

Three businesses allotted the non-profit $10,000 a piece.

The CEO of the Food Bank, David O’Neil, revealed this contribution is invaluable to the non-profit, he said these lead sponsors gave big.

Atmos Energy, United Supermarkets, and 4 Star Auto Ranch in Henrietta all gave a generous donation of $10,000.

O’Neil said 1 out of 6 North Texans suffer from food insecurity.

The sponsors’ generosity is helping the non-profit reach its goal of ending Hunger in Texoma.

“Each one of those 3 sponsors has sponsored the event at a $10,000 level; again that goes a long way in fighting hunger in our communities. They’re also in it with us and recognize the need to fight hunger and that’s a realistic happening in our community.” O’Neil said.

O’Neil went on to say that the money donated but these 3 lead sponsors will be a financial cushion for the non-profit to purchase nutritious foods in bulk, making it more cost-efficient for the organization.

O’Neil added that although big donations may be rushing through, they are always grateful for the community’s help to end hunger in the area.