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Food drive aims to deliver 100,000 meals

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Austin Apartment Association’s 34th annual food drive kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 12, with a parade from 1-5 p.m. starting at the association’s office at 8620 Burnet Rd. The volunteer-driven fundraiser runs through mid-November and hopes to raise $25,000 to buy 100,000 meals for Central Texas residents. “This year, due to the pandemic, increased community need and social distancing guidelines, the fundraiser will start nearly a month earlier and accept online financial donations only,” according to a news release. Since the Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive began in 1986, the money raised has purchased 23,050 Thanksgiving food packs for residents, and food pantries in 10 counties have received $15,000 in financial donations.

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