• September 24, 2016

Money raised will provide nearly 100,000 meals

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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:51 pm

The Food Care Center of Killeen will be able to provide nearly 100,000 meals for its clients with the money it was presented by H-E-B at a ceremony Wednesday morning.

“The Food Care Center was first established here in 1987, and H-E-B was our very first food care partner,” said Ken Adams, executive director of the Food Care Center. “Every year, they donate to us and help support us and the community.”

This year, H-E-B’s Help End Hunger Campaign raised $18,000 to donate to the Food Care Center, which Adams says will allow the program to continue on strong.

“We distribute around 2.4 million pounds of food a year,” he said. “We are partnered with local food businesses that allow us to purchase unsold food items to distribute to people who need it.”

Tamra Jones, with H-E-B’s public affairs department, said she was happy to be able to present such a large amount to the Food Care Center.

“The Help End Hunger Campaign allows people to donate a small amount of money to the Food Care Center when they check out,” Jones said. “On behalf of H-E-B, our customers and the community, we present this check for $18,000 to the Killeen Food Care Center.”

Adams was thankful to the community and to H-E-B customers.

“I want to say ‘thank you’ to every single person that helped us,” he said. “Every dollar donated to the Food Care Center provides five meals to our clients.”

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