The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley and Wonderful Citrus Announce New Strategic Partnership

Photo (l-r): Dr. Carlos Margo, Food Bank RGV Board Member; Lina Cantu Cruz, Food Bank RGV Board Vice-President; Wonderful Citrus team members, and Olivia Lemus, Food Bank RGV Manager of Volunteer Services.

Pharr, Texas – The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley today announced a partnership with Wonderful Citrus through the company’s Project Wonderful volunteer grant program that facilitates volunteering and philanthropic activity from Wonderful’s South Texas employees.

Wonderful Citrus will provide $36,000 to support the Food Bank of the RGV’s mission while its employees continue to volunteer and participate at Food Bank RGV fundraisers and special events. This grant will directly fund the Food Bank RGV’S School Tools, Operation Kid Pack, and senior programs that currently lack a sustained source of monies.

“Our partnership with Wonderful Citrus will help support our hunger relief and education initiatives throughout South Texas,” said Libby Salinas, Chief Program Officer of the Food Bank RGV. “We are beyond grateful for this opportunity. Support from companies like Wonderful allows us to continue to impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable children, families, and individuals in the Rio Grande Valley.”

About Wonderful Citrus

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brand of Wonderful® Halos® mandarins.

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About the Food Bank RGV:

The Food Bank RGV is the largest charity in South Texas assisting approximately 64,000 individuals a week through its 275 partner agency network across Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron counties. Aside from leading the fight against hunger in South Texas, the FBRGV assists over 68,000 children through its School Tools program. This program provides year-round school supplies to underprivileged children living in the Rio Grande Valley.

For more information, contact Olivia Lemus, Mgr. of Volunteer Services, by calling (956) 904-4535 or [email protected]. Find out more at: