The GVTC Foundation makes major commitment to New Braunfels Food Bank

by David Click | May 19, 2017

NB Food Bank Check PresentationThe GVTC Foundation is contributing $100,000 to help the New Braunfels Food Bank get off to a strong start. The Food Bank is targeting summer of 2017 to open its new distribution center located at 1625 S. Seguin in New Braunfels. The approximately 30,000 square foot facility will serve as a hub to receive and distribute food to local food banks, provide food to walk-in customers through a client-choice pantry, and provide nutritional education and cooking instruction to families in need.

The GVTC Foundation contributed $50,000 to sponsor the New Braunfels Food Bank’s Fresh and Perishable truck. This delivery vehicle will be directly responsible for providing more than 405,000 pounds of much needed fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy and baked goods, for the local community.

“We’re very excited to be among the first philanthropic organizations to support the New Braunfels Food Bank facility.” Paula White, The GVTC Foundation, president said. “The GVTC Foundation has a long track record of supporting Hill Country area food pantries. Through our financial support, to the New Braunfels Food Bank, we’ll be able to maximize the quantity and quality of food, being provided to people who truly need it.”

The Foundation also donated $50,000 to sponsor a section of the client services area to be located near the lobby of the new facility. The GVTC Foundation logo will be prominently displayed in that area and on the Food Bank’s wall of sponsors.

“We greatly appreciate The GVTC Foundation’s generous contribution and it’s very humbling for us be partnering with them,” Eric Cooper, president and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank, said.  “We’ll be able to nourish kids, seniors, families, and with help from The GVTC Foundation, no one will go hungry in our community.

Photo caption: Members of The GVTC Foundation board of directors commemorate its contribution with Eric Cooper, San Antonio Food Bank president & CEO, and Monica Borrego, associate director of community investments. “