For more than a decade, the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation has helped numerous agencies in the communities that they serve across Texas and western Louisiana by providing sizable grants to these nonprofit organizations.

Brookshire Brothers via Facebook
Brookshire Brothers via Facebook

The charitable foundation announced on Wednesday that despite COVID-19 related challenges, grants were given to 33 nonprofit organizations across the state of Texas, including in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Zavalla, Jasper, Newton, Dublin, Vidor, Burkeville, Brenham, Jacksonville, Bryan and Houston, as well as three educational foundations in Lufkin, Carthage and Vidor.

“Undoubtedly, this year has been a struggle, especially for nonprofit organizations. The Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation was greatly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, as we were forced to cancel both of our annual charity golf tournaments – our primary fundraiser each year,” said Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation Board Chairman Sally Alvis. “However, due to the support and benevolent donations from many of our vendor partners, we are pleased to distribute more than $75,000 in grants this year.”

With the desire to closely follow COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the charitable foundation decided to forgo its traditional ceremony and host a “drive-thru” styled event for its recipients.

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“We want our grant recipients to know how much we appreciate them and the work that they do,” said Brookshire Brothers’ Public Relations Manager Melissa Crager. “We thought this was a fun, unique way to say, ‘Thank you!’ For our grant recipients who do not live in Lufkin, we are also hosting individual check presentations in their communities.”

The nonprofit organizations who received grants this year include:

  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas
  • Angelina Alliance for Children
  • Angelina County Second Helpings
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas
  • Buckner Children & Family Services
  • Burkeville Food Share (Burkeville, TX)
  • Carthage ISD Education Foundation
  • CASA for Kids of South Central Texas (Brenham, TX)
  • Christian Men’s Job Corp
  • Concerned Black Men of Lufkin
  • Dublin Goodfellows (Dublin, TX)
  • East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope
  • Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Harvest Compassion Center (Jasper, TX)
  • HOPE: Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (Jacksonville, TX)
  • Junior Achievement of East Texas
  • Junior League of Lufkin
  • Kick Drugs Out of America (Houston, TX)
  • Legacy Institute for Financial Education
  • Lufkin ISD Education Foundation
  • Newton Food Share (Newton, TX)
  • Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin
  • Seasons of Hope Center
  • Solid Foundation Association (Nacogdoches, TX)
  • The Coalition
  • The Joseph House
  • The Mosaic Center
  • The Salvation Army of Lufkin
  • Transformation Pathway (Dublin, TX)
  • Twin City Mission (Bryan, TX)
  • United Christian Care Center of Vidor, TX (Vidor, TX)
  • Vidor ISD (Vidor, TX)
  • Volunteer Services Council
  • Women’s Shelter of East Texas
  • Women’s Sober House
  • Zavalla Food Pantry


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