Capital Metro, community partners deliver more than 300K meals to community

Cap Metro and its community partners have combined to delivery more than 300,000 meals to community members in need. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cap Metro and its community partners have combined to delivery more than 300,000 meals to community members in need. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Cap Metro and its community partners have combined to delivery more than 300,000 meals to community members in need. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Since March, when Capital Metro limited its transportation services, the public transportation agency teamed up with local companies and nonprofits, including H-E-B, the Central Texas Food Bank, Good Apple and El Buen Samaritino, to deliver food to area residents in need.

On May 29, Capital Metro announced that 300,000 meals have been delivered through these programs.

The programs take a few different forms with different organizations.

Under one program, Capital Metro is working with H-E-B and the Central Texas Food Bank to provide meals to clients of Capital Metro’’s MetroAccess service—which provides transportation for individuals with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from using public transit.

In a separate program, Capital Metro partnered with Good Apple, a local door-to-door food subscription service, to provide meals for at-risk groups, including the elderly and immunocompromised. Farmshare Austin, a teaching farm in eastern Travis County, is making deliveries of produce on Wednesdays and Fridays with Capital Metro’s help.


Additionally, Capital Metro joined with El Buen Samaritano and Avance Austin to pick up 20-pound boxes of nonperishable food items to families.


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