Application Process for The West Texas Strong Memorial Scholarship Program is Now Open

The application process for our West Texas Strong Memorial Scholarship is now open! Three students will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for the upcoming school year. This scholarship is open to all Midland and Odessa residents enrolled full-time at a two- or four-year university or vocational school. The Kent Companies have established a scholarship program to assist residents of Midland or Odessa Texas who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

Founded locally by the late Buck Kent in 1957, The Kent Companies began as Kent Oil and Kent Distributors and still remains a family-owned business. The Kent Companies is comprised of multiple entities including 58 Kent Kwik Convenience Stores; 15 Mr. Payroll Check Cashing locations; 3 Rustic Cafés; 5 Huddle House Restaurants; 3 Baskin Robbins; 7 Kent Car Washes and 2 Kent Tire Stores. The Kent Companies continues to expand their business both locally and out of state. The company continues to win “Best of” in each of the markets they serve.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Kent Kwik Tops Largest Donation to PBRC

On Sunday, April 18th, at the annual PBRC Telethon, Kent Kwik and The Kent Companies presented PBRC with a check for $119,700. This year’s donation is the largest donation The Kent Companies has presented in their 30+ year history of donating to PBRC. Last year, The Kent Companies broke over $100,000 for the first time and this year far exceeded all expectations. 2020 was a hard year for everyone and every business and it has been truly amazing to see how our community has come together to raise an amazing amount of money to help families all across the Permian Basin. Donations were collected by Team Members asking guests if they would like to round up their transaction total to the next dollar amount. The extra change that was collected was saved for PBRC. We plan on continuing this form of giving next year and beyond.

About PBRC, “Since 1953, the Permian Basin Rehab Center (PBRC) has served thousands of patients of all ages and abilities who find themselves in need. The PBRC is the Permian Basin’s only comprehensive, non-profit, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility that provides speech, physical, occupational therapy and hearing/audiology services. The therapists of the PBRC reach a broad cross-section of the community and bring positive change into the lives of countless individuals.”

SNAP Now Eligible for Hot Food

Effective immediately hot food is now SNAP eligible (Texas only)! Due to the hardships caused by winter storms, SNAP benefits for Texas residents have now been approved to purchase hot food items in retail food stores. This includes all hot food items in our Texas stores. This benefit will extend through March 31st, 2021.

Los alimentos inmediatamente calientes efectivos ahora son elegibles para SNAP (solo en Texas)! Debido a las dificultades causadas por las tormentas de invierno, los beneficios de SNAP para los residentes de Texas ahora han sido aprobados para comprar alimentos calientes en tiendas minoristas de alimentos. Esto incluye todos los alimentos calientes en nuestras tiendas de Texas. Finaliza el 31 de Marzo de 2021

New Kent Kwik Coming Soon

The Kent Companies is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of their next Kent Kwik Convenience Store location. Located at 8701 NE Loop 338, Odessa, TX, this will be the 50th Kent Kwik for The Kent Companies.

This new Kent Kwik will be the 14th Odessa location. Guests know Kent Kwik for their friendly service, fresh food and convenient drive-thru. This location will feature the signature drive-thru, 28-degree beer cave, Kwik Eats Deli and Kent Car Wash.

To apply please visit, https://thekentcompanies.com/employment.php

Free Coffee on Thanksgiving & Black Friday

All Kent Kwik Convenience Store locations will be offering free coffee on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, November 26th and 27th, 2020. This offer is redeemable for any size, hot or iced coffee. The holidays can be stressful and this is Kent Kwik’s way of giving thanks for the week.

Kent Kwik operates 54 stores across four states. Visit our Locations Page to find your nearest Kent Kwik. Locations with Drive-Thrus are encouraging guests to take full advantage of the added service.