On six dates, the Central Texas Food Bank will distribute free food in the Austin area to help those who are facing increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today's event is being held at Toney Burger Stadium at 3200 Jones Road between 9 a.m. and noon. It's the sixth one the food bank has held in May.
The first phase of reopening will include the TownLake, Southwest, Northwest, Springs, Bastrop and Hays Communities YMCAs.
Georgetown boasted a growth rate of 7.2% from July 1, 2018, to July 1 of 2019, resulting in a population estimate of 79,604.
Ben Hofer founded LunchCounts! and he was able to donate more than $4,000 to pay off the majority of student lunch debt at Del Valle Middle School, Ojeda Middle School, and Del Valle High School.
The food bank relies heavily on donations, or, in certain cases, being able to purchase food from around the country at a discount through the Feeding America Project.
The bank says attendees will receive a box containing shelf-stable items such as peanut butter, brown rice, canned tuna or chicken, and canned fruit. Attendees will also receive either a box of frozen food or a bag of produce.
A woman saved her neighbor's life as he was choking on a piece of steak, and it was all caught on a home surveillance camera.
The #HoldTheLine campaign launched in May and Puracy says since its launch it's received nearly 2,000 donation requests from around the country.
Once a request is submitted, volunteers in the area are able to view it online through “Helping Hands” technology and can respond.
The Mother's Day distribution will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at ADB's North Austin warehouse located at 8711 Burnet Road, Building B and will include a special gift bag while supplies last.
The organization has committed to continue its mobile food distribution event through the month of May and at last week's event at Toney Burger Stadium more than 1,500 boxes were given out.
The ushers turned 550 Paramount t-shirts into face masks for employees and volunteers at other organizations including Central Texas Food Bank, Austin Disaster Relief Network, and Community First! Village.
The donations come from a recent $3 million commitment from HEB to help local non-profits who are providing relief to some of the most vulnerable communities including seniors, children, and low-income families.
Healthcare workers can get a free medium hot or iced coffee and a free donut. No purchase is necessary.
Caritas of Austin says that since mid-March and the stay-at-home mandate began to stop the spread of COVID-19, 75% of its clients have been impacted in some way by the coronavirus.
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The companies are also making donations to two local non-profits, HAMM and Central Texas Food Bank.
The American Planning Association’s Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) has honored PARD with an Award for Excellence in Sustainability, one of only eight winners across to country to receive such an award.
At the most recent event in Del Valle, the organization says that 1,600 families received help and it expects a similar turnout at today's event at Toney Burger Stadium.