- ExxonMobil contribution supports pantry boxes for emergency support
- West Texas Food Bank is the largest nonprofit hunger relief organization in the Permian
ExxonMobil is supporting hunger relief in the Midland-Odessa area and across West Texas with a $100,000 donation to the West Texas Food Bank to help those facing difficult economic circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re proud to be able to help the communities where we operate and call home,” said Staale Gjervik, senior vice president at ExxonMobil Upstream Oil and Gas Company and president of XTO Energy. “With school closures, job disruptions and health risks, thousands of West Texans are turning to the West Texas Food Bank for much-needed support.”
The West Texas Food Bank has been feeding families in Midland-Odessa region and the entire West Texas area for more than 35 years. As the largest nonprofit, non-governmental hunger relief organization in the Permian Basin, the West Texas Food Bank distributes donated and purchased food to children, families and seniors with help from more than 80 partner agencies. This network provides food to individuals across 34,000 square miles of Texas.
“We have entered an uncertain time, but we are secure in the knowledge that our supporters are behind us,” said Libby Campbell, executive director at the West Texas Food Bank. “The support we have received from ExxonMobil is crucial in a time where the food bank is having to spend extraordinary amounts of money to purchase food. I am forever grateful for their support.”
In addition to its donation to the West Texas Food Bank, ExxonMobil is supplying the fuels and other products that consumers, first responders and health care workers need to address the challenges faced by COVID-19.
ExxonMobil is helping to meet demand for important products such as hand sanitizers, alcohol wipes and disinfectant sprays by manufacturing a key ingredient, isopropyl alcohol, and providing it to the customers and areas that need it most. ExxonMobil is also working with the Global Center for Medical Innovation to design and support the manufacturing of reusable shields and masks for health care workers.
ExxonMobil is a founding member of the Permian Strategic Partnership, an alliance of 19 energy companies operating in the Permian Basin, working in partnership with community leaders to address public education, healthcare, housing, roads and workforce development. In 2018, ExxonMobil contributed nearly $35 million to higher education, medical care, environmental research and arts and civic organizations in Texas and New Mexico.