Shell Donates to Food Bank for COVID-19 Relief
April 14, 2020—Shell has made an emergency donation of $80,000 to the West Texas Food Bank to help purchase food for the Permian Basin during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a press release.
According to the release, the food bank has seen a 40 percent increase in their distribution over the past month. Workers in the service industry and retail workers who have seen their hours slashed, or who have been laid off, due to closures amid COVID-19 concerns, are lining up to take advantage of the Food Bank’s pantries, according to Libby Campbell, Executive Director, West Texas Food Bank, in the release.
In February, the West Texas Food Bank announced that Shell had begun funding monthly mobile food bank visits to the towns of Wink and Barstow, Texas.
Shell has been and will continue to contribute to COVID 19 relief efforts across the country and for his staff. Since the pandemic began, the company has been providing cash contributions/employee match programs, support for front line workers, in-kind donations, and additional assistance to food banks.
Shell is also boosting production of and donating products considered critical in flatting the curve of COVID 19: most notably, isopropyl, a base component in hand sanitizer.