The Junior League of Wichita Falls, a group of women dedicated to improving our community, is one of the Food Bank’s longest supporters. Junior League members helped to alleviate hunger in our earliest days through food drives and other initiatives.
Around 2008, the group expanded its partnership by committing to regularly assemble PowerPak 4 Kids bags to share at Dundy and Burgess Elementary Schools. Dedicated Junior League volunteers give their time every other week, providing about 600 PowerPaks every month.
In addition to volunteer shifts, in 2016, the Junior League of Wichita Falls began the Food Fight Food Drive to restock the Food Bank’s shelves following the busy holiday season. Local businesses compete to provide food through the event, which culminates with a food-weighing ceremony to determine a winner.
In 2017, they were able to raise 14,869 pounds of food — more than double the year before!
The group is truly inspirational. They shared the success of the drive at the Junior League Annual Conference, and since then, 15 other chapters across the country have started their own Food Fight drives!
Amber Reed, president of our local Junior League, emphasizes how important community partnerships are to the fight against hunger. She says it gives her and her fellow members peace of mind to know they’re making a difference right here in their own backyards.
“Community partnerships are important,” Amber says. “It’s important to support the Food Bank.”
Our sincere thanks to Amber and the other 114 active Junior League of Wichita Falls members who give their time to ensure their neighbors are fed. We’re so grateful for your support!