News Archive

Aug 01

Solidarity, Not Charity

In her role as Community Engagement Specialist, Zahra is responsible for the Food Bank's peer-to-peer giving campaigns, stewardship communications and a portfolio of donors. She emphasizes how amazing it is that we can take a $1 donation and turn it into four healthy meals for our neighbors in need.

Jul 21

Food Bank Supports Mom with Academic Aspirations

Juana and her husband work hard to provide for their two children; but while she works when she can, she also has her eyes set on getting her GED.

Jul 19

People First - Team Member Spotlight

"I've noticed that compared to other places I've worked, people at the Food Bank will stop to say hello and get to know you. We're just a lot more invested in our people as humans, humans who need to interact and need a good environment to thrive. That's important to me," Jen Guajardo, the Central Texas Food Bank's Development Operations Coordinator, shares.

Jun 29

Food Bank Supports Senior Recovering from Heart Attack

After suffering a heart attack only a couple of months ago, Julius’s daughters asked him to move to Central Texas so they could be closer to him during his recovery. Now that he is no longer able to work full time due to his health, he relies on support from the Food Bank to help make ends meet.

Jun 17

Food Bank Supports Family of Six This Summer

It’s been almost two months since Oscar has been able to work and earn enough money to provide for his wife and children. With the added financial burden of rising costs, he turns to the Food Bank for support. This weekend, we’re thinking of dads like Oscar who want nothing more than to be able to feed their families.

Jun 16

PRIDE Spotlight - Vivent Health

Join us in celebrating one of our amazing partners this month, Vivent Health, formerly Aids Services of Austin, who were recently named a “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index. A recipient of one of our capacity-building grants, they’ve put the funds towards improving the food pantry space in their brand new building. We’re proud to feature some of the great work they do to serve those impacted by HIV in Austin.

Jun 09

Food Bank Supports Family Struggling with Rising Costs

With inflation on the rise, families like Mayra’s find relief in food assistance from the Central Texas Food Bank this summer.

May 24

Killeen Seniors Receive Food through CSFP

After celebrating his 60th birthday earlier this year, a friend of Paul’s told him about the Food Bank’s CSFP distribution in his hometown of Killeen. Receiving support from one of our senior programs has helped Paul continue to support himself after suffering a serious accident in 2019.

May 19

Family of Faith WC Grows with Capacity Building Grant

We're honored to spotlight the work of Pastor Ruben and the rest of the amazing folks at Family of Faith Worship Center in Waco! Thanks for being a partner in the fight against hunger.

May 12

Food Bank Supports Retired Police Officer

May is Older Americans Month and we are honored to serve many seniors in our community like Ken. For retired folks, living on a fixed income is hard in an economy with not-so-fixed costs constantly fluctuating, and often times with added medical bills on top of everything else. Last year, Ken found himself in a difficult place in his life when his wife became seriously ill. We’re so glad to be able to support folks like Ken with access to free, nutritious foods for their families.