Cemex USA announced that the Cemex Foundation donated $84,000 to the New Braunfels, Texas, Food Bank to help the organization feed the hungry and those with food insecurity in the community.
Cemex Foundation representatives presented New Braunfels Food Bank officials with the donation check at the food bank’s Locally Grown event, a farm-to-table dinner and silent auction held to benefit the non-profit organization.
“Cemex has been a fixture in the New Braunfels community for decades with our Balcones Cement Plant and Quarry,” said Cemex USA Regional President – Texas Region Joel Galassini. “Cemex cares about our communities, and this donation will help the food bank provide assistance to our neighbors who need it most.”
A team of Cemex employees from the Balcones Cement Plant, Balcones Quarry and Texas cement sales division attended the event to present the money on behalf of the Cemex Foundation. The Cemex Foundation provides charitable and community support.
“The Cemex Foundation is proud to make this donation to the New Braunfels Food Bank and contribute to their mission that is critical to the community,” said Cemex USA VP Cement Sales –Texas Tom Green, who delivered the check to the Food Bank.
“We are so grateful for the support of Cemex in nourishing the New Braunfels community,” said Eric Cooper, president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank and New Braunfels Food Bank. “We thank Cemex for being a hero and helping us set the table for those in need.”
The New Braunfels Food Bank is a branch of the San Antonio Food Bank and serves more than 7,000 people monthly in Comal County and the surrounding areas. The branch was founded in 2010 as the Kitchen Table and just recently opened a 28,000-sq.-ft. facility to help with the increasing need in the area.