West Texas Food Bank Helps More Families Than Ever Before 10/16/13
CBS 7 News
October 16, 2013
ODESSA, TX-The City of Midland may have one of the lowest unemployment rates thanks to the oil boom, but not everyone is being positively affected by the boom.
Jose Trevino, with the West Texas Food Bank, says they've seen a nearly 40% increase of families come in asking for emergency boxes filled with different types of food.
Trevino says often time people assume that everyone is making oilfield money, and it’s because of this that the cost of living has risen, affecting families tremendously.
"We are seeing a lot more people choosing between putting gas in their car or putting food on the table, so we're seeing a lot more families come through the West Texas Food Bank today,” said Trevino.
Trevino says with the holidays coming up they expect to see even more families come in requesting help.
For more information on the West Texas Food Bank call 432-58-6333.