Pioneer Natural Resources to sponsor 9 school pantries

The West Texas Food Bank announced a partnership with Pioneer Natural Resources to fund nine school pantries in five school districts across the Basin, a press release detailed.

Pioneer has committed funds which will stock the nine school pantries for an entire school year.

A ceremony highlighting the partnership between Pioneer Natural Resources and the West Texas Food Bank will take place at 2:30 p.m. today at South Elementary, 200 W. Dakota Ave., in Midland today (Oct. 12).

“Supporting food pantries within our local schools is one of the most impactful ways to reach families in need and serve the communities in which we live and work,” Scott Sheffield, CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, said in a news release. “We are proud to partner with the West Texas Food Pantry and help grow the Food 2 Kids Program.”

A collection of 23 schools in eight independent school districts operate pantries in partnership with the West Texas Food Bank. These pantries are part of the West Texas Food Bank’s Food 2 Kids Program and are open to students and their families.

“Through the years, Pioneer Natural Resources has been a generous partner to the West Texas Food Bank,” Libby Campbell, CEO of the West Texas Food Bank, said in the release. “With this donation, Pioneer is really solidifying their commitment to supporting the communities where they live and work. I am so grateful for their continuing partnership.”

More information about participating school districts and how to get help from the West Texas Food Bank is available