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Food bank struggling to meet demand

Friday, March 5, 2021 by Tai Moses

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Winter Storm Uri, food insecurity has escalated dramatically in Central Texas, and demand for the Central Texas Food Bank’s services have skyrocketed. In the hopes of reaching as many hungry people as possible, the food bank is planning several mass food distribution events this month. The food bank will distribute “an assortment of food items which will vary, depending on available supplies. While these food distributions are primarily designed as drive-through events, no one in need of food will be turned away.” Find the locations and hours for Austin-area food distribution events at centraltexasfoodbank.org. The website also shows locations where those in need can “Find Food Now.” If you are in a position to help others, Central Texas Food Bank is in need of monetary donations to buy food for hungry families. Want to pitch in with your own two hands? Volunteers are needed to help with distribution events and with food sorting in the warehouse. Learn more about volunteering for the Central Texas Food Bank here.

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