BEAUMONT — The Southeast Texas Meals Financial institution obtained an sudden charitable grant of $100,000 from the Valero Profit for Kids this 12 months regardless of the cancellation of the Valero Texas Open golf event and related occasions which usually present the sources for Valero’s annual generosity to kids’s charities in Southeast Texas and all through Valero’s service footprint.
“This 12 months has been a very difficult one for our area with the financial influence of COVID-19, in addition to quite a few tropical storm threats and impacts. To obtain this extraordinary donation from the Valero Profit for Kids is completely timed as we proceed to reply to so many wants that the impacts of 2020 have generated in our group,” mentioned Dan Maher, President/CEO of the Southeast Texas Meals Financial institution.
“To make such a beneficiant dedication to our group once they weren’t in a position to host the occasion that generates a lot of their funding for charitable causes is a testomony to the dedicated spirit of Valero and their sponsoring companions who assist advance their company philanthropy.”
The Southeast Texas Meals Financial institution’s portion of the Valero Profit for Kids funding will help the Backpack Program which offers supplemental meals to help with the feeding of underprivileged kids on weekends throughout the faculty 12 months.
The funds will likely be used to offer meals sources for the feeding of roughly 600 kids in Port Arthur elementary colleges all through the weekends of the 2020–21 faculty 12 months.
Because of the unimaginable generosity of Valero’s enterprise companions, donors, and sponsors, greater than $14 million in web proceeds will likely be distributed to companies throughout america, fueling the work of charity companions just like the Southeast Texas Meals Financial institution throughout a time when the necessity has by no means been extra evident.