Mobile food pantry distributions are cancelled today
Mobile food pantry distributions are cancelled today
Mobile Pantry distributions are cancelled
Mobile Pantry distributions are cancelled

Food Bank Set to Expand Home Delivery Program to Include Mondays; Deliveries to be Available Monday through Thursday Starting March 1

WHAT:           

Beginning March 1st, the Central Texas Food Bank will expand its home delivery program, conducted in partnership with the Austin Public Health Neighborhood Services Unit and Amazon, to include Monday deliveries, in addition to the current deliveries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.   

The goal of the program is to serve more people in need by increasing the accessibility of food assistance for underserved households. Once enrolled, participants receive a recurring monthly food box with approximately 30 pounds of groceries such as oatmeal, pasta, corn flour, dried beans, canned protein, and canned fruits and vegetables delivered directly to their doorstep by Amazon.

The program, which began on June 1st of 2021, is open to Travis County households with children, households with adults ages 60+, people with disabilities, veterans, and active military members who are in need of food assistance and are experiencing barriers to attending in-person food distributions. To determine eligibility and/or enroll in the program, contact the Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center:   

Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center
Central East Austin
2800 Webberville Road
512-972-6740   

All groceries are free to qualifying households and participants can choose to un-enroll at any time. Amazon donates free delivery services through their network of Amazon delivery service partners, who make safe, contactless deliveries directly to participants’ homes. Austin Public Health provides caseload management, screening, and enrollment. Each delivery consists of a box with enough food for 25 meals. To date, the program has delivered more than 124,000 meals to more than 1,260 households.   

WHEN & WHERE:  

  • Food Delivery Program Expands to Monday-through-Thursday Deliveries Begins March 1st
  • Qualifying Residents of Travis County
  • Sign up exclusively through:

               Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center
               Central East Austin
               2800 Webberville Road
               512-972-6740 

WHO:            

The Central Texas Food Bank  

WHY:              

Hunger is a serious issue in Central Texas and the Central Texas Food Bank is committed to serving all those in need. Central Texans who are not experiencing difficulty accessing the Food Bank’s services can access food through our network of partner pantries and mobile food pantry distributions throughout the region. For the latest information on getting help, go to centraltexasfoodbank.org and click on “Find Food Now”. Once you find the distribution site nearest you, please call them to confirm their hours of operation since things are subject to change due to the pandemic. You can also call 2-1-1 for the latest information. 

The Food Bank stands ready to help all Central Texans, but we continue to see elevated demand for our services, straining our resources. So if you’re able to help, we need monetary donations and volunteers. Please donate and explore volunteer opportunities at centraltexasfoodbank.org. 

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ABOUT THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK

The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Now in its 40th year of serving Central Texans in need, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 65,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.   

CONTACT:   

PAUL GATTER
Marketing and Communications Director
pgaither@centraltexasfoodbank.org
512-684-2528 direct