Apr 29, 2020      News      

We are supporting “Feeding Texas” and our food banks

Food Banks are playing a vital role like never before.

Thousands of Texans are out of work through no fault of their own right now. Moms, dads, grandparents and more are filling parking lots and lining city blocks, seeking help – many for the first time – to put food on their tables. These images and stories are jarring, and I want to help…

Today, my leadership PAC is donating $25,000 to Feeding Texas – a statewide system of food banks that reaches those in need in each of Texas’ 254 counties.

Together with legislation I’ve helped pass in D.C., like expanding SNAP benefits to Texas families that depend on reduced or free meals through school and ensuring meals are still available during school closures, I know this will answer critical needs of many struggling Texans.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that this contribution is made possible because of your support…

Whether you gave a $5 donation online or contributed the maximum amount allowed, together, we’re making a positive impact in the lives of Texans across our great state… And, truly, isn’t that the reason you joined our effort in the first place?

If you feel called to donate further to Feeding Texas – be it monetarily, with a food donation or by volunteering – please visit FeedingTexas.org. Likewise, if you or someone you know may need assistance, information about local food banks can be found there as well.

Finally – I believe that: “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” I’m honored to have your trust and support, and – just as we are in this donation – I hope you’ll also join me in praying for all those faced with anxiety and uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19, as well as those compassionate and courageous volunteers who are working to prevent Texans from going hungry during this crisis.

— John Cornyn