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Food Pantries Listing · Caritas of Austin · Austin Baptist Chapel · Joe Roland Community Center · Grace Baptist Church · Open Door Soup Kitchen · Salvation Army Waco. As a Partner Agency with the Central Texas Food Bank, our food pantry works with food donors in and around Austin to provide comprehensive pantry services. Industrial distribution students recently took a trip to Austin to visit a food pantry and the Central Texas Food Bank in order to explore.

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Realty Austin agents, family and friends donate over $50k to Central Texas Food Bank

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic hit close to home for many Central Texans. With increased unemployment, the Central Texas Food Bank has seen a sharp increase in the need for assistance.

We’re happy to report, in partnership with its agents and staff, Realty Austin surpassed their fundraising goal of $25k in support of the Central Texas Food Bank. But it doesn’t stop there! In addition, the brokerage pledged to match the fund, donating an additional $25k to the Central Texas Food Bank on Thursday, April 23, making all campaign donations twice as meaningful. Yvette Boatwright, Co-Owner of Realty Austin, gratefully gives thanks to participating community donors. “We can not say thank you enough to our amazing agents, friends, family, and everyone in the community that donated so that nobody goes hungry in Central Texas during these uncertain times.”

Источник: https://www.realtyaustin.com/blog/realty-austin-agents-family-and-friends-donate-over-50k-to-central-texas-food-bank
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AUSTIN, TX — The Central Texas Food Bank has revealed the dates for its January mass food distributions for those in need of meals amid the corrosive financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Food distribution events for January are as follows:

  • Thursday, Jan. 7: Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Saturday, Jan. 9: ACC Kyle, 1200 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle, TX 78640, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Thursday, Jan. 21: Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Saturday, Jan. 23: Del Valle High School, 5201 Ross Rd., Del Valle, TX 78617 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Saturday, Jan. 30: KIPP School – South Campus, 5107 Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78744 from 9 a.m. to noon.

At these special food distributions, the Central Texas Food Bank will distribute free food to help those who are facing increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will receive an assortment of food items which will vary, depending on available supplies.

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Central Texas Food Bank officials note that while these food distributions are primarily designed as drive-through events, no one in need of food will be turned away.

Recipients who are driving through are requested to make appropriate space in their trunk or hatch. Those arriving via public transportation or on foot should look for the designated walk-up area. Food bank officials recommend that recipients without vehicles bring containers in which they can carry the food, as it will be in boxes that may be difficult to carry.

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WHO: The Central Texas Food Bank

WHY: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Texas Food Bank continues to meet the needs of those facing hunger. In addition to these special distributions, Central Texans can also access food through our network of partner pantries and mobile food pantry distributions throughout Central Texas.

For the latest information on getting help, go to centraltexasfoodbank.org and click on "Find Food Now". Once you find the distribution site nearest you, please call them to confirm their hours of operation since things are changing rapidly. Residents facing food insecurity also can call 2-1-1 for the latest information.

While the Food Bank stands ready to help all Central Texans affected by the pandemic, they have experienced dwindling resources amid heightened demand for its services, officials explained in an advisory. Those able to help with monetary donations can donate at centraltexasfoodbank.org.

The Food Bank also seeks volunteers to assist with these events and with food sorting in its warehouse. Anyone interested in volunteering to support the Food Bank at this critical time should visit the Food Bank's website, centraltexasfoodbank.org, and click on "Volunteer" to sign up.

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Food Pantry Shopping

All are welcome to shop at the food pantry. Shoppers come from many walks of life: some have mental and physical disabilities, some are burdened with addictions, some are undocumented immigrants with families who do not qualify for government assistance, and some have unexpectedly experienced unemployment or other crisis and are unable to provide food for their families.

The pantry is located in University Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78705. Shoppers enter through the courtyard gate on the north side of the church building on San Antonio Street (across from the San Antonio Parking Garage).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required and will be provided if needed.

Shopping hours:

Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Fridays, 1:30 - 3:15 PM (for those without kitchen facilities)
Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Food Pantry volunteers

Over 60 volunteers are needed each week to operate the pantry. Our volunteers include members of faith communities, UT and high school students, families, or anyone who wants to join in the important work of feeding the hungry.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all volunteers must sign up in advance before working at the Food Pantry. Volunteers must be over the age of 18. Masks are required and will be provided if needed.

Источник: https://www.micah6austin.org/foodpantry

Buy a Box and Help the Central Texas Food Bank

Please join the Austin Radio Network and the Central Texas Food Bank and ‘Buy A Box’ to help those in need.

For our Central Texas neighbors in need, your donation has a meaningful impact this holiday season. Your gift connects our community through shared access to the nourishing meals we all deserve. To support the safety of our community, the Food Bank has shifted its distribution model to emergency food boxes.

$30-dollars buys 1 Box – Containing 28 lbs food – 23 meals

How can you help?

Click Hereto make a donation or text the word BOX to (512)451-5653.

  • Central Texas Food Bank Facts
    They’ve faced unprecedented demand for their services since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • They’ve distributed 14 million more pounds of food this year than last year
  • They’re serving nearly 350,000 people a month during the pandemic
  • Demand is up more than 25% from pre-pandemic days
  • They’ve gone from spending $100,000 a month on food to $1 million a month
  • There is still a gap of 30% who aren’t getting the food they need
Источник: https://hornfm.com/2020/12/16/12878/

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Local food banks seeing strain on supplies

This year, community food drives are going to be even more crucial for the food bank’s mission, which also means donors should consider helping smarter to make sure non-profit organizations don’t have to work harder.

Southeast Texas Food Bank President and CEO Barbara Newhouse said holiday food drives will be vital this year to not only make sure the food bank can supply enough holiday-related items for Christmas dinners across the region, but to bridge the gap left by pressure on the national supply chain.

“The issue with a shortage of workers at production facilities and a shortage of truck drivers means food can be harder to get and even harder to deliver,” Newhouse said.

She said the chaos impacting the national economy has also created a system where sometimes the food bank has to accept what it can get from the national Feeding America network that supports regional food banks and hope it's prepared whenever it comes.

Food banks like the one in Southeast Texas have to walk a tight-rope of logistics, making sure it has enough food coming in to meet demands while also making sure enough food is constantly streaming out so it has space in its refrigerated storage units for fresh product.

“Sometimes you get what you get, which is why we rely on our excellent professionals in nutrition education that come up with creative recipes to use some of those more unusual items we get,” Newhouse said.

Support from the community, especially during the winter months, can be critical for the foodbank, which serves a region ranked fourth in the nation for food insecurity, according to Newhouse.

The pandemic created even more need during the associated economic downturn, as well as this current period of strained recovery.

In 2020, the Southeast Texas Food Bank distributed 10.8 million pounds of food to clients across the region.

The food bank is still seeing high demand this year, despite moderate signs of economic recovery.

Outside of the holiday staples, the most-needed food bank items usually include proteins like canned fish or beans, peanut butter, grains like pasta and rice, canned fruits and vegetables and bottled water.

Newhouse said it can sometimes seem unusual to volunteers and donors that food banks have guidelines about what should be donated and what condition the items should be in, but it usually makes more sense when they consider how food has to get from a collection box to the dinner table of someone in need.

The food bank not only has to ensure that the items are safe to consume and there is a diverse array of foods to meet dietary needs and restrictions for some of its clients, but it also has to make sure that they’re in a form that is easy for its army of volunteers to quickly and safely sort.

The warehouse at the Southeast Texas Food Bank housed inside a former industrial bakery looks like a factory floor, especially when volunteers are sorting and packing items on its lines, but --at the end of the day-- the workers of this factory aren’t trained professionals manning the warehouse day-in and day-out.

They are volunteers putting in their time to help out and making sure each package of food delivered is safe and useful to the recipient.

Newhouse said that’s why it's important that donors looking to collect food for the food bank consider reaching out first so they can receive a little guidance and join with the network of resources at the food bank’s disposal.

“It avoids situations that can otherwise be frustrating, like if you decided you wanted to have your own food drive and then arrived with all glass jars,” she said. “I couldn’t accept those because I have to keep my volunteers safe and it wouldn’t be optimal for deliveries.”

Corporate partners like Waitr are stepping up with its team of local restaurants to help make food collection a little easier for customers and the food bank with its annual food drive.

During the holiday, the food delivery service will collect non-perishable food items from Beaumont-area restaurants and bring them to the food bank on behalf of their customers and the small businesses helping support feeding programs.

Drop-off boxes for the Waitr Holiday Food Drive are available at the following locations:

The company is also allowing customers that order from its app or website to add on a donation to the Southeast Texas Food Bank with its purchase.

Источник: https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Local-food-banks-seeing-strain-on-supplies-16676352.php

Local food banks are struggling with the strain of backed-up supply chains, inflated grocery prices and increasing gas costs.

Driving the news: Central Texas Food Bank is on track to spend $1 million per month in November and December — up from $100,000 monthly on average pre-pandemic, food bank officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: Demand for assistance at the Central Texas Food Bank is expected to spike over the holidays.

Context: The inflation troubles are happening against a background of pandemic-related food demand.

Remember those long queues of cars with folks desperate for provisions during the early months of the pandemic?

  • In an average year, the food bank serves 43 million meals. Last fiscal year, the food bank served 54 million meals, per CTFB spokesperson Paul Gaither.

And each of those is now more expensive to assemble.

  • Inflation is at a30-year high, and price indexes for meats, poultry, fish and eggs increased 11.9% over the past 12 months. The index for beef rose by 20.1% and pork by 14.1%, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of note: About 1 in 7 people — and 1 in 5 kids — are food insecure in the 21 counties the Central Texas Food Bank serves.

What they're saying: "Even though the demand for our services has come down some from the wild peaks we saw during the worst stages of the pandemic and the winter storms, we're still serving about 26% more clients than we did prior to the pandemic," Gaither tells Axios.

How to help: "The best way for folks to help is with monetary donations, as that gives us the most flexibility to purchase what we need, when we need it," Gaither says. "We can turn each dollar donated into four meals for those in need."

  • "And during the holidays, we have some matching gifts that will double the impact of folks' donations so that each dollar they donate will allow us to provide eight meals," Gaither adds.

Volunteer opportunities — and food distribution spots — can be found at centraltexasfoodbank.org. Gaither says the food bank is looking for volunteers after the new year.

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Источник: https://www.axios.com/local/austin/2021/11/24/inflation-local-food-banks-thanksgiving

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Food Pantry Shopping

All are welcome to shop at the food pantry. Shoppers come from many walks of life: some have mental and physical disabilities, some are burdened with addictions, some are undocumented immigrants with families who do not qualify for government assistance, and some have unexpectedly experienced unemployment or other crisis and are unable to provide food for their families.

The pantry is located in University Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78705. Shoppers enter through the courtyard gate on the north side of the church building on San Antonio Street (across from the San Antonio Parking Garage).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required and will be provided if needed.

Shopping hours:

Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Fridays, 1:30 - 3:15 PM (for those without kitchen facilities)
Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Food Pantry volunteers

Over 60 volunteers are needed each week to operate the pantry. Our volunteers include members of faith communities, UT and high school students, families, or anyone who wants to join in the important work of feeding the hungry.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all volunteers must sign up in advance before working at the Food Pantry. Volunteers must be over the age of 18. Masks are required and will be provided if needed.

Источник: https://www.micah6austin.org/foodpantry

Local food banks are struggling with the strain of backed-up supply chains, inflated grocery prices and increasing gas costs.

Driving the news: Central Texas Food Bank is on track to spend $1 million per austin food bank in November and December — up from $100,000 monthly on average pre-pandemic, food bank officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: Demand for assistance at the Central Texas Food Bank is expected to spike over the holidays.

Context: The inflation troubles are happening against a background of pandemic-related food demand.

Remember those long queues of cars with folks desperate for provisions during the early months of the pandemic?

  • In an average year, the food bank serves 43 million meals. Last fiscal year, the food bank served 54 million meals, per CTFB spokesperson Paul Gaither.

And each of those is now more expensive to assemble.

  • Inflation is at a30-year high, and price indexes for meats, poultry, fish and eggs increased 11.9% over the past 12 months. The index for beef rose by 20.1% and pork by 14.1%, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of note: About 1 in 7 people — and 1 in 5 kids — are food insecure in the 21 counties the Central Texas Food Bank serves.

What they're saying: "Even though the demand for our services has come down some from the wild peaks we saw during the worst stages of the pandemic and the winter storms, we're still serving about 26% more clients than we did prior to the pandemic," Gaither tells Axios.

How to austin food bank "The best way for folks to help is with monetary donations, as that gives us the most flexibility to purchase what we need, when we need it," Gaither says. "We can turn each dollar donated into four meals for those in need."

  • "And during the holidays, we have some matching gifts that will double the impact of folks' donations so that each dollar they donate will allow us to provide eight meals," Gaither adds.

Volunteer opportunities — and food distribution spots — can be found at centraltexasfoodbank.org. Gaither says the food bank is looking for volunteers after the new year.

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Источник: https://www.axios.com/local/austin/2021/11/24/inflation-local-food-banks-thanksgiving

Food bank to host free distributions in Southeast Austin, Smithville for low-income seniors


Austin American-Statesman

CENTRAL TEXAS

Free food for low-income seniors

The Central Texas Food Bank will continue its free food distributions for low-income people ages 60 and older at upcoming events in Southeast Austin and Smithville.

In Southeast Austin, distributions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and the fourth Tuesday of each month thereafter at 2105 Parker Lane.

In Smithville, distributions will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and the fourth Wednesday of each month thereafter at 107 SW Second St.

Attendees will receive food boxes weighing approximately 30 pounds that include cheese, milk, canned goods, cereal and rice/pasta. While these are primarily designed as drive-thru events, a separate line will be available for those arriving by foot, bus or bicycle. It is recommended that attendees without vehicles bring containers in which they can transport the food, as it will be boxed and may be difficult to carry.

The distributions are part of the Food Bank’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program, which provides each participating low-income seniors age 60 or older with free monthly groceries.

To qualify for these food distributions, recipients must be at least 60 years old and provide identification that includes date of birth. They also must meet these income guidelines: a limit of $1,396 per month for a household of one or a limit of $1,888 per month for a household of two.

For more information: centraltexasfoodbank.org.

Courtesy of the Central Texas Food Bank

LOCKHART

Fall Clean and Green on Nov. 6 

Keep Lockhart Beautiful will host the 2021 Fall Clean and Green event from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 6 at the Lockhart City Park Main Pavilion. 

The group will clean six city parks and Town Branch Creek. The event's austin food bank may be altered to enhance social distancing and increase safety protocols if necessary. 

For more information: conta.cc/3BIny38. 

Courtesy of Plum Creek Watershed Partnership

WWII VETERANS' BIRTHDAYS

World War II veteran George C. Carruthers of San Marcos turned 98 on Tuesday.

World War II and Korean war veteran William Finney of Georgetown turned 92 on Saturday.

We print birthdays for World War II veterans from Central Texas on Sundays. Email the name, birth date and current hometown to [email protected]  

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Источник: https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/10/22/central-texas-food-bank-host-free-distributions-southeast-austin-smithville-low-income-seniors/6126098001/

Local food banks seeing strain on supplies

This year, community food drives are going to be even more crucial for the food bank’s mission, which also means donors should consider helping smarter to make sure non-profit organizations don’t have to work harder.

Southeast Texas Food Bank President and CEO Barbara Newhouse said holiday food drives will be vital this year to not only make sure the food bank can supply enough holiday-related items for Christmas dinners across the region, but to bridge the gap left by pressure on the national supply chain.

“The issue with a shortage of workers at production facilities and a shortage of truck drivers means food can be harder to get and even harder to deliver,” Newhouse said.

She said the chaos impacting the national economy has also created a system where sometimes the food bank has to accept what it can get from the national Feeding America network that supports regional food banks and hope it's prepared whenever it comes.

Food banks like the one in Southeast Texas have to walk a tight-rope of logistics, making sure it has enough food coming in to meet demands while also making sure enough food is constantly streaming out so it has space in its refrigerated storage units for fresh product.

“Sometimes you get what you get, which is why we rely on our excellent professionals in nutrition education that come up with creative recipes to use some of those more unusual items we get,” Newhouse said.

Support from the community, especially during the winter months, can be critical for the foodbank, which serves a region ranked fourth in the nation for food insecurity, according to Newhouse.

The pandemic created even more need during the associated economic downturn, as well as this current period of strained recovery.

In 2020, the Southeast Texas Food Bank distributed 10.8 million pounds of food to clients across the region.

The food bank is still seeing high demand this year, despite moderate signs of economic recovery.

Outside of the holiday staples, the most-needed food bank items usually include proteins like canned fish austin food bank beans, peanut butter, grains like pasta and rice, canned fruits and vegetables and bottled austin food bank said it can sometimes seem unusual to volunteers and donors that food banks have guidelines about what should be donated and what condition the items should be in, but it usually makes more sense when they consider how food has to get from a collection box to the dinner table of someone in need.

The food bank not only has to ensure that the items are safe to consume and there is a diverse array of foods to meet dietary needs and restrictions for some of its clients, but it also has to make sure that they’re in a form that is easy for its army of volunteers to quickly and safely sort.

The warehouse at the Southeast Texas Food Bank housed inside a former industrial bakery looks like a factory floor, especially when volunteers are sorting and packing items on its lines, but --at the end of austin food bank day-- the workers of this factory aren’t trained professionals manning the warehouse day-in and day-out.

They are volunteers putting in their time to help out and making sure each package of food delivered is safe and useful to the recipient.

Newhouse said that’s why it's important that donors looking to austin food bank food for the food bank consider reaching out first so they can receive a little guidance and join with the network of resources at the food bank’s disposal.

“It avoids situations that can otherwise be frustrating, like if you decided you wanted to have your own food drive and then arrived with all glass jars,” she said. “I couldn’t accept those because I have to keep my volunteers safe and it wouldn’t be optimal for deliveries.”

Corporate partners like Waitr are stepping up with its team of local restaurants to help make food collection a little easier for customers and the food bank with its annual food drive.

During the holiday, the food delivery service will collect non-perishable food items from Beaumont-area restaurants and bring them to the food bank on behalf of their customers and the small businesses helping support feeding programs.

Drop-off boxes for the Waitr Holiday Food Drive are available at the following locations:

The company is also allowing customers that order from its app or website to add on a donation to the Southeast Texas Food Bank with its purchase.

Источник: https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Local-food-banks-seeing-strain-on-supplies-16676352.php

Central Texas Food Bank and City of Kyle host Mass Food Distributions

DATE/TIME:     Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.  

Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.  

Saturday, June 26 from 8 - 11 a.m. 

LOCATION: Austin Community College Hays Campus, 1200 Kohlers Crossing 

KYLE, TEXAS – The Central Texas Food Bank in partnership with the City of Kyle and Texas Disposal Systems will be hosting Mass Food Distributions on Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. as well as on Saturday, June 26 from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Austin Community College Hays Campus, 1200 Kohlers Crossing. 

Central Texas residents facing food insecurity can drive to these events to receive a box of assorted produce, milk, and a protein box. Actual contents may vary depending on availability. All are welcome and no registration is required.    

In response to the public health crisis, Central Texas Food Bank distributions have been converted to a drive-thru model and volunteers place food into each vehicle’s trunk. The food bank is asking that each household only send one person to the event, and that all attendees come in vehicles — there will be no walk-up distribution — to adhere to social distancing requirements.      

From May 2020 through March of 2021, citywide Mass Food Distributions have provided food for 10,780 households, with a total of 46,937 individuals served. 

“We're all working hard to push through the rest of this pandemic and many of us have needed a little extra help,” Councilmember Robert Rizo said. “But we are incredibly thankful to the Central Texas Food Bank for continuously providing that extra help to our community with these food distributions.”  

Those interested in volunteering for the Mass Food Distributions can find more info at https://cafb.volunteerhub.com. 

These events are being hosted by the Central Texas Food Bank in partnership with the City of Kyle and Texas Disposal Systems. For information about other food distribution sites being hosted by Central Texas Food Bank, visit www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/food-assistance/get-food-now. 

Источник: https://www.cityofkyle.com/communications/central-texas-food-bank-and-city-kyle-host-mass-food-distributions

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Buy a Box and Help the Central Texas Food Bank

Please join the Austin Radio Network and the Central Texas Food Bank and ‘Buy A Box’ to help those in need.

For our Central Texas neighbors in need, your donation has a meaningful impact this holiday season. Your gift connects our community through shared access to the nourishing meals we all deserve. To support the safety of our community, the Food Bank has shifted its distribution model to emergency food boxes.

$30-dollars buys 1 Box – Containing 28 lbs food – 23 meals

How can you help?

Click Hereto make a donation or text the word BOX to (512)451-5653.

  • Central Texas Food Bank Facts
    They’ve faced unprecedented demand for their services since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • They’ve distributed 14 million more pounds of food this year than last year
  • They’re serving nearly 350,000 people a month during the pandemic
  • Demand is up more than 25% from pre-pandemic days
  • They’ve gone from spending $100,000 a month on food to $1 million a month
  • There is still a gap of 30% who aren’t getting the food they need
Источник: https://hornfm.com/2020/12/16/12878/

Local food banks are struggling with the strain of backed-up supply chains, inflated grocery prices and increasing gas costs.

Driving the news: Central Texas Food Bank is on track to spend $1 million per month in November and December — up from $100,000 monthly on average pre-pandemic, food bank officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: Demand for assistance at the Central Texas Food Bank is expected to spike over the holidays.

Context: The inflation troubles are happening against a background of pandemic-related food demand.

Remember those long queues of cars with folks desperate for provisions during the early months of the pandemic?

  • In an average year, the food bank serves 43 million meals. Last fiscal year, the food bank served 54 million meals, per CTFB spokesperson Paul Gaither.

And each of those is now more expensive to assemble.

  • Inflation is at a30-year high, and price indexes for meats, poultry, fish and eggs increased 11.9% over the past 12 months. The index for beef rose by 20.1% and pork by 14.1%, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of note: About 1 in 7 people — and 1 in 5 kids — are food insecure in the 21 counties the Central Texas Food Bank serves.

What they're saying: "Even though the demand for our services has come down some from the wild peaks we saw during the worst stages of the pandemic and the winter storms, we're still serving about 26% more clients than we did prior to the pandemic," Gaither tells Axios.

How to help: "The best way for folks to help is with monetary donations, as that gives us the most flexibility to purchase what we need, when we need it," Gaither says. "We can turn each dollar donated into four meals for those in need."

  • "And during the holidays, we have some matching gifts that will double the impact of folks' donations so that each dollar they donate will allow us to provide eight meals," Gaither adds.

Volunteer opportunities — and food distribution spots — can be found at centraltexasfoodbank.org. Gaither says the food bank is looking for volunteers after the new year.

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Support local journalism by becoming a member.

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Источник: https://www.axios.com/local/austin/2021/11/24/inflation-local-food-banks-thanksgiving

Central Texas Food Bank and City of Kyle host Mass Food Distributions

DATE/TIME:     Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.  

Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.  

Saturday, June 26 from 8 - 11 a.m. 

LOCATION: Austin Community College Hays Campus, 1200 Kohlers Crossing 

KYLE, TEXAS – The Central Texas Food Bank in partnership with the City of Kyle and Texas Disposal Systems will be hosting Mass Food Distributions on Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. as well as on Saturday, June 26 from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Austin Community College Hays Campus, 1200 Kohlers Crossing. 

Central Texas residents facing food insecurity can drive to these events to receive a box of assorted produce, milk, and a protein box. Actual contents may vary depending on availability. All are welcome and no registration is required.    

In response to the public health crisis, Central Texas Food Bank distributions have been converted to a drive-thru model and volunteers place food into each vehicle’s trunk. The food bank is asking that each household only send one person to the event, and that all attendees come in vehicles — there will be no walk-up distribution — to adhere to social distancing requirements.      

From May 2020 through March of 2021, citywide Mass Food Distributions have provided food for 10,780 households, with a total of 46,937 individuals served. 

“We're all working hard to push through the rest of this pandemic and many of us have needed a little extra help,” Councilmember Robert Rizo said. “But we are incredibly thankful to the Central Texas Food Bank for continuously providing that extra help to our community with these food distributions.”  

Those interested in volunteering for the Mass Food Distributions can find more info at https://cafb.volunteerhub.com. 

These events are being hosted by the Central Texas Food Bank in partnership with the City of Kyle and Texas Disposal Systems. For information about other food distribution sites being hosted by Central Texas Food Bank, visit www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/food-assistance/get-food-now. 

Источник: https://www.cityofkyle.com/communications/central-texas-food-bank-and-city-kyle-host-mass-food-distributions

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Realty Austin agents, family and friends donate over $50k to Central Texas Food Bank

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic hit close to home for many Central Texans. With increased unemployment, the Central Texas Food Bank has seen a sharp increase in the need for assistance.

We’re happy to report, in partnership with its agents and staff, Realty Austin surpassed their fundraising goal of $25k in support of the Central Texas Food Bank. But it doesn’t stop there! In addition, the brokerage pledged to match the fund, donating an additional $25k to the Central Texas Food Bank on Thursday, April 23, making all campaign donations twice as meaningful. Yvette Boatwright, Co-Owner of Realty Austin, gratefully gives thanks to participating community donors. “We can not say thank you enough to our amazing agents, friends, family, and everyone in the community that donated so that nobody goes hungry in Central Texas during these uncertain times.”

Источник: https://www.realtyaustin.com/blog/realty-austin-agents-family-and-friends-donate-over-50k-to-central-texas-food-bank

4 Replies to “Austin food bank”

  1. Hello Zombey Ali! Yes, you can do both things you just mentioned! Remember to like the video and subscribe to the channel. Thanks for your support!

  2. @Damian Fallon I mean do I have to put it on all the product pages ? or just out it on the checkout pages will give the option of processing with credit cards ?

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