Senator John Cornyn was in the area on Tuesday and made a stop at the West Texas Food Bank.

According to NewsWest 9, Senator Cornyn was in town to find out more about the partnerships between the food bank and local entities and how they take care of hunger and poverty in the Permian Basin.

He announced the Partnerships to Prevent Poverty Act which is designed to expand public and private partnerships to reduce hunger and fight poverty.

The act would establish a pilot program over the next five years to help focus on developing and implementing solutions to help families get back on their feet.

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