Volunteers at the South Plains Food Bank are handing out Christmas cheer to needy families around Lubbock. From now until Christmas Eve, the food bank is providing low-income families with enough food to make a hearty holiday meal. South Plains Food Bank relies on volunteers' help and donations. And while those volunteers may be the ones giving this holiday season, they are still receiving a certain joy that comes from helping others.
"As we give and as others receive we're able to see the joy and we're able to see the hope. It strengthens us," says First United Methodist member Doug Chapman.
The South Plains Food Bank always accepts non-perishable food item donations and welcomes any new volunteers. The bank will continue to hand out boxes for Christmas meals next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
A frightened dog was rescued on Sunday from a guardrail along a busy
highway. Animal Care Services said the pit bull-type dog was found
padlocked with a weighted chain to the guardrail on the I-10 access road
near West Avenue.
Students returned to class in Cleburne Monday, five days after a tornado
severely damaged two school buildings. Strong winds from the powerful
EF3 twister ripped away part of the roof at Gerard Elementary School.