Capital Metro to deliver emergency relief boxes to MetroAccess customers
WHAT: H-E-B and Capital Metro announce a partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank to provide relief for our most vulnerable neighbors: older adults and people with disabilities. H-E-B has donated $150,000 to support this effort and has partnered with Capital Metro to deliver Help-at-Home kits to its MetroAccess customers.
MetroAccess is a paratransit program for people with disabilities who are unable to use regular public transportation due to a disability or other limiting health conditions. This service provides thousands of customers access to health care, groceries and other vital services that may otherwise be out of reach.
“We want to make sure that our most vulnerable customers can stay at home to protect their health and safety, and not worry about how they will get basic necessities,” said Chad Ballentine, Capital Metro’s Vice President of Demand Response and Innovative Mobility. “We are very thankful for our ongoing partnership with H-E-B and the Central Texas Food Bank during this critical time.”
This announcement comes on the heels of H-E-B’s $1.2 million investment to Feeding Texas and delivery of a trailer of food to the Central Texas Food Bank.
H-E-B is coordinating with community partners like Capital Metro and the Central Texas Food Bank to find new ways to help serve our most vulnerable community members. These Help-at-Home kits are filled with shelf-stable items including peanut butter, rice, soup, canned veggies and other pantry staples.
H-E-B’s Hunger Relief Program works all year to raise awareness and battle hunger in Texas and Mexico. Last year, the program donated 32 million pounds of food to families in need, which comes to approximately 25 million meals. And since 1982, the year the program was founded, H-E-B has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to 5,500 non-profit organizations.
WHEN: Starting Monday, March 23
WHO: Media can get in touch with the above media contacts to schedule interviews via phone or video with H-E-B, Capital Metro, and Food Bank representatives.
VISUALS: Photos and video of Metro Access vehicles being loaded with Food Bank Help at Home kits available here; additional materials available on request.
Communications & PIO Program Manager, Capital Metro
A: 2910 E 5th St, Austin TX 78702