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The City of Lubbock, along with the South Plains Food Bank, Cactus Cares, local ag groups, Texas Tech University, Hillside Christian Church and others, are hosting a fresh food pantry pop up for the first 2,000 vehicles.

The event happens on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 from 9 a.m until 2 p.m., or until supplies run out. The event will be held in the west parking lot at Texas Tech University's Jones AT&T Stadium.

Here's the how-to:

· Enter Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium parking lot using the University exit off of Marsha Sharp Freeway, then turn right onto Drive of Champions

· Packs will only be provided to recipients in a vehicle. No foot or bicycle traffic allowed.

· 2,000 food packs will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

· Limit one pack per vehicle.

· No verification required to receive food

I have to shout out the groups that donated food as well. These are all local/regional folks taking care of their neighbors during a time of food insecurity the likes of which I've never seen in my lifetime.

Bags of apples, bananas, and reusable bags – donated by United Supermarkets

Cheese blocks – donated by Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. Eggs – donated by Cal-Maine Foods

Flour – donated by Plains Milling and Texas Wheat Producers

Lentil dried soup – donated by Breedlove

Milk – donated by Sarah Farms

Ground beef – donated by Cactus Cares, Texas Tech University Meat Science and Raider Red Meats

Potatoes – donated by Larsen Farms

Produce boxes – donated by South Plains Food Bank

Thank you, Lubbock, for once again making me proud of my hometown.