The face of hunger in Bastrop County isn’t who you might think. Food insecurity can affect your children’s classmates, your co-workers and even your neighbors down the street. In Bastrop County, 12.5 percent of residents and 20.3 percent of kids face hunger.
No one should go hungry, especially children. How can you help?
Donate to the Central Texas Food Bank
The Central Texas Food Bank is Bastrop County’s food bank. We partner with retailers, manufactures, farms to make your donation go further. With a $1 donation, we can provide four meals. Thanks to our purchasing power and fleet, we’re able to distribute food to families in need across 21 Central Texas counties, including Bastrop County, through our network of more than 260 pantry partners.
That means your neighbors facing hunger can turn to one of our partner pantries or Mobile Food Pantries in Bastrop County to receive nutritious food without having to travel to our headquarters in Austin. Make a donation today.
Last year we supplied enough food to provide more than 1 million meals in Bastrop County by distributing more than 1.2 million pounds of food in Bastrop County through our pantry partners and programs.
We couldn’t help our neighbors in Bastrop Country without volunteers. Each month, we rely on volunteers to help us run two Mobile Food Pantries in Paige and Cedar Creek. Volunteers distribute food, provide cheerful assistance and help set-up and tear down the pop-up food distribution.
Individuals must be 8 years or older to volunteer at a Mobile Food Pantry. All volunteers under 18 years of age require an adult chaperone who is 21 years or older. Sign up for a volunteer shift here.
If you don’t mind traveling to the Central Texas Food Bank in South Austin, we have various volunteer opportunities available in our warehouse, kitchen and garden. Learn more about each volunteer opportunity and sign up for a shift here.