SELMA, Texas, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities from across Texas came together on November 18th at their local food banks for the Fisher® Shares & Cares Volunteer Day to help package meals for families in need. More than 400 volunteers in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Amarillo and Abilene helped package over 80,000 pounds of food that was delivered to families in need just in time for Thanksgiving. For the fourth consecutive year, Fisher® Nuts also announced a donation of $40,000 to Feeding Texas to help feed 400,000 Texas residents throughout the holiday season.
"Fisher® nuts has called Texas home for over two decades, so this campaign is very close to our hearts," said Neeraj Sharma, Selma plant operations manager for John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. "We're grateful for the tremendous support from communities across the state in helping package meals for those in need this holiday season."
Feeding Texas member food banks distributed enough food for 284 million meals in 2014 nourishing over three million Texans through a statewide network of 3,000 soup kitchens, food pantries and local agencies. The organization also helps food banks build the capacity to end hunger by managing statewide food sourcing and purchasing programs, offering expert technical assistance and training, and spreading food bank innovations and best practices statewide.
"With the holidays just around the corner, we're so appreciative to have the support of Fisher® nuts for a fourth year," said Celia Cole, chief executive officer at Feeding Texas. "It is exciting to see all of these communities from across the state coming together and dedicating their time to such an important cause."
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About John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., (NASDAQ: JBSS), founded in 1922, is a leading processor, marketer and distributor of baking nuts, snack nuts and nut-based products that are sold in multiple distribution channels. Our products can be found under the Fisher®, Orchard Valley Harvest® and Sunshine Country® brand names and a variety of private brands.
About Feeding Texas Feeding Texas, formerly known as the Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) is a statewide, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to lead a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. We move millions of hungry Texans toward food security through a statewide network of food banks; strengthen the collective response to hunger through collaboration and scaling success; and lead the public conversation needed to solve hunger in Texas.
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