Central Texas Food Bank adds additional drive-thru food delivery events throughout May

The Central Texas Food Bank will hold more drive-thru food distribution events in May at various locations throughout the Austin area. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)
The Central Texas Food Bank will hold more drive-thru food distribution events in May at various locations throughout the Austin area. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)

The Central Texas Food Bank will hold more drive-thru food distribution events in May at various locations throughout the Austin area. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)

The Central Texas Food Bank will hold six drive-thru food distributions in May at four different locations around the area.

At these events, Austin-area residents who are facing food insecurity can drive to the sites to receive a box containing nonperishable items such as peanut butter, brown rice and canned fruit as well as a box containing either frozen food items or a bag of produce.

The food bank is asking that each household only send one person to the events, and that all attendees come in vehicles—there will be no walk-up distribution—to adhere to social distancing requirements.

Volunteers are also needed for the events, which began in April to help those who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. At an April 4 event held at Nelson Field in Northeast Austin, the food bank distributed more than 7,000 pounds of food to more than 1,500 households.

The May schedule for the events is as follows:


May 2

Nelson Field

7105 Berkman Drive, Austin

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 7

Del Valle High School

5201 Ross Road, Del Valle

1-4 p.m.

May 14

Nelson Field

7105 Berkman Drive, Austin

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 16

Austin Community College: Highland Campus

6101 Highland Campus Drive, Austin

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 21

Del Valle High School

5201 Ross Road, Del Valle

1-4 p.m.

May 28

Toney Burger Stadium*

3200 Jones Road, Austin

9 a.m.-noon

*Attendees are asked to enter at the north side of the facility from the US 290 frontage road between Brodie Lane and West Gate.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at [email protected]


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