Free weekly food drops offered in Cedar Park, Leander, NW Austin for at-risk groups

State Rep. John Bucy III, D-Austin, is coordinating a new weekly food delivery program to help residents in House District 136 who are 60 and older, have a disability, are homebound or have an urgent need for food.

According to a press release from Bucy’s office, more than 120 volunteers are calling seniors, giving priority to those who live alone, and delivering weekly food drops to their front door. The service being operated out of Hill Country Community Ministries in Leander.

Those who meet one of the criteria who need assistance getting food may sign up online by clicking here or by contacting Bucy’s district office by phone at 512-259-1478 or by email at district136.bucy@house.texas.gov.

Volunteers may register online here. Those who wish to donate to Hill County Community Ministries may do so online.

The program is also being aided by Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan; Mel Kirkland, Cedar Park mayor pro tem; and Anne Duffy, Cedar Park City Council member, according to the release.


Bucy is a first-term representative. Texas House District 136 encompasses western Williamson County, including Northwest Austin, Cedar Park, Leander and the Brushy Creek area. Click here to view a district map.

His office has also created an online coronavirus update and resource guide.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Cedar Park-Leander edition of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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