By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor
Central Texas Food Bank works with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas. This commitment from private, government and charitable partners has allowed them to bring 45 million meals to the community last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits that turn to them for help. There are three key ways they do this. The nonprofit organization share free food and our knowledge on low-cost, healthy eating with families in need. They also assist families who qualify for federal assistance programs. And finally, they make food affordable for charitable and government partners. The quality food and food resources they provide means that they can spend their limited resources to enhance their programs. They are a registered 501(c)(3), which means that we are not a religious, political or advocacy organization.
The food bank believe there’s strength in numbers and in working together. They’re members of Feeding America and Feeding Texas (formerly known as the Texas Food Bank Network). Their service territory includes: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Gillespie, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Limestone, Llano, McLennan, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Travis and Williamson counties. Roughly 250 Partner Agencies have joined them to serve families in 21 Central Texas counties at soup kitchens, food pantries, after-school programs, snack programs and other service sites.
Donating online is the fastest way to help those in need. You can donate a one-time gift, a sustaining gif or a gift in honor or memory of a loved on. Thanks to a generous matching gift from the Beaumont Foundation and Texas Jacobson Aviation, every $10 donated will help to provide 80 meals for those in need in Central Texas.
A leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 35 years, their mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger.