Christmas in July Food Drive Carnival

Texas Tech Physicians Food Drive to Benefit South Plains Food Bank

Santa Claus is coming to town to spread cheer and joy for a Christmas in July carnival. The celebration will conclude the month-long “Christmas in July, A Texas Tech Physicians Food Drive,” from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday (July 28) at the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion courtyard, 3601 4th St. A presentation will be made to the South Plains Food Bank at 3:15 p.m.


The food drive will benefit the South Plains Food Bank in hopes of bringing much needed food items during the summer months. The South Plains Food Bank serves more than 9,000 families in need every month. Matt Driskill, Texas Tech Physicians – Surgery administrator, said this has been a unified effort to help end hunger on the South Plains.


“We always hear of the great efforts made during the Christmas holidays, but Texas Tech Physicians wanted to have an internal competition to help the South Plains Food Bank during the summer months,” Driskill said. “Each week the various Texas Tech Physicians departments will focus on items most needed by the food bank.”


The food drive ran from July 3 – 28. Driskill said organizers wanted to celebrate the food drive’s success with a beach party. Texas Tech Physicians employees will gather to have summer fun with fun games and refreshments to raise more money for the food bank.


“We have had wonderful support from everyone wanting to give back to our community,” Driskill said. “The South Plains Food Banks’ theme is Together We Can End Hunger. I think Christmas in July is a perfect example of how Texas Tech Physicians is giving back and working together.”

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