Thank you to those who have donated funds and food to help families recover from the flood. Our President and CEO, Hank Perret recently spoke with FOX 7 to share how we are responding to the need.
The Power of Community Partnerships
We serve 21 counties in Central Texas which includes the San Marcos, Wimberley, Taylor and Lockhart areas by providing direct food assistance and through our Partner Agencies. Thankfully, all of our Partners are fully operational and have not been affected by the flood. Executive director of the Hays County Food Bank, Denise Blok explains how our partnership supports their ability to provide immediate relief and continued support to flood victims.
A New Resource for Help
We will be in the Wimberley and San Marcos areas over the weekend distributing food at Multi-Agency Resource Centers. Those who were affected by the storms will be able to meet with a variety of disaster relief agencies to learn about assistance to support their recovery.
The Wimberley resource center will be hosted from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, May 29 - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12. The Capital Area Food Bank will be on site on Friday to distribute emergency food boxes.
The San Marcos resource center will be hosted from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Sunday, May 31 - Monday, June 1, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 624 E. Hopkins. The Capital Area Food Bank will be on site on Monday to distribute emergency food boxes.
Emergency food boxes contain 25 pounds of non-perishable, ready-to eat meals and snacks for a family of four.
How You’re Helping
Community food drives like Stamp Out Hunger earlier this month and the H-E-B Help End Hunger tear pad campaign going on now makes it possible for us to respond quickly in times of disaster. Every can and every dollar counts, especially in times of crisis.
The Pease Park Conservancy and Shoal Creek Conservancy, as part of their volunteer workday to help clean up the mess left by flooding in the greenbelt are collecting non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank. Learn more on their Facebook event page.
For every burger purchased, Jacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile is donating a half-pound of beef sourced from their family farm to the Food Bank. The promotion was scheduled to start in June, but they were inspired by our disaster relief work and started their campaign early.
Let us know if you’re raising food or funds during this critical time.
How you can help today.
Financial donations are always the best way to support our disaster recovery work, and ensure we can quickly respond in times of disaster.
If you’re hosting a food drive, consider including mosquito spray to your list of items to collect. Ready-to-eat, non-perishable food items and pantry staples are still our most needed food items. For a detailed list on the best foods to donate to a food drive, click here.
And finally, we especially need adult volunteers to help sort and inspect community donations. We can accept as many as 80 volunteers per shift. Sign up online today.
Thank you for your support.