is to relieve hunger for families experiencing temporary hardships.
About Laredo Regional Food Bank
The origin of the Laredo Regional Food Bank, which began as a simple hunger awareness luncheon organized by the Laredo Chapter of Bread for the World in 1982. The event was held on World Food Day at the Presbyterian Church on Lane Street, and although it was humble and only served a simple meal of rice, bread, and water, it inspired the attendees of the event to discuss the issue of hunger in Laredo and the surrounding areas.
The attendees of the hunger luncheon realized that more needed to be done to address the issue of hunger, and the idea of a food bank emerged as a possible solution. Over a series of follow-up meetings, the plan to establish a food bank began to take shape, and in 1983, the Laredo Regional Food Bank was established, becoming the pioneer food bank in the region.
Hunger Heroes Project
An alliance with local businesses, they host events and deliver emergency bags to people who are in need.
Communities in Schools
We collaborate with schools of the districts UISD and LISD. This program provides snacks to students during sports or school activities.
The Community Garden
Agricultural basics where we will teach the community how to plant and grow corps.
Adopt a Family
Generous people donate so we can provide food for people who are in need.
How can I help my local food bank?
Give back to your community by joining our network of volunteers.
For almost forty years, the Laredo Regional Food Bank has continued to serve its community.
Your engagement with us makes a difference.
The Laredo Regional Food Bank is located in Laredo’s District 8, which is predominantly a low-income area and encompasses about 40% of services rendered by the Food Bank.
The Laredo Regional Food Bank has a 4,500 sq.ft. warehouse which houses shelf-stable food items, as well as cold food items that are stored in one walk-in cooler and one walk-in freezer. The Food Bank’s cold storage holds up to 15 pallets or up to 40,000.00 pounds of food.
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Geographic Area Served
As a community-based Food Bank, the Laredo Regional Food Bank proudly offers its services 100% in the Webb County area.