June 30, 2003
16th Annual Spirit Of Texas Food Drive to be held July 11
Houston, TX --KHOU-TV Channel 11 will host its 16th annual Spirit of Texas Food Drive, on Friday, July 11, from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The food drive will take place at the Channel 11 studios at 1945 Allen Parkway and benefit the Houston Food Bank.
Channel 11 will broadcast segments about the ongoing drive to help raise awareness and encourage participation. Volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to accept donations. A phone bank will also be set-up, with volunteers taking financial donations.
Non-perishable food donations will be accepted the week of July 7 through July 11, at the Channel 11 studios and Chase Bank branch locations. Cash donations are also being accepted at Chase Bank branch locations and area Kroger stores.
In addition to KHOU-TV, the Spirit of Texas Food Drive sponsors include, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Kroger, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Reliant Energy, Pappas Restaurants and Newsradio 740 KTRH. In 2002, the Spirit of Texas Food Drive generated more than 200,000 pounds of food and over $245,700 in cash donations.
Food and funds generated from the Spirit of Texas Food Drive will provide approximately seven weeks of service during this critical time of need. The Houston Food Bank distributed more than 23 million pounds of food and other essentials to 500 hunger-relief programs in an 18-county service area, in 2002.
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