Central Texas Food Bank delivering boxes of food directly to homes through 2021

A volunteer unloads food from a truck during the Central Texas Food Bank's April 4 event to feed families in need at Nelson Field in Austin. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)
A volunteer unloads food from a truck during the Central Texas Food Bank's April 4 event to feed families in need at Nelson Field in Austin. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)

A volunteer unloads food from a truck during the Central Texas Food Bank's April 4 event to feed families in need at Nelson Field in Austin. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)

The Central Texas Food Bank is delivering free boxes of groceries directly to food-insecure Travis County residents monthly as part of a program in partnership with the Austin Public Health Neighborhood Services Unit and Amazon, according to a news release from the food bank.

Derrick Chubbs, president and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank, noted in the release that 1 in 7 Central Texas families is food insecure.

The program will run through the end of 2021 and serve families with children, members over the age of 60, people with a disability, and current or past military members. Each monthly box will include enough shelf-stable groceries for 25 meals.

During the first six weeks after the program was launched in June 1, 300 households enrolled, and Amazon delivered 8,525 meals, the release said.

Households will be eligible for delivery if they are in Travis County, need food assistance and face barriers to attending food distribution events, according to the release.


The Central Texas Food Bank is located at 6500 Metropolis Drive, Austin, and can be reached at 512-282-2111.
By Maggie Quinlan

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Maggie joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July 2021 after a year spent covering crime, courts and politics at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, near the border with Idaho. In Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, Maggie covers education, business, healthcare, transportation, real estate development and nonprofits. Prior to CI, she graduated from Washington State University, where she was managing editor of the student newspaper and a section editor at her hometown newspaper based in Moscow, Idaho. Maggie dreamed of living in the Austin area for years and feels honored to serve the communities of Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.



MOST RECENT

The Austin Trail of Lights will open nighly from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31. (Courtesy Trail of Lights Foundation)
PHOTOS: Austin Trail of Lights returns to Zilker Park this week

The traditional holiday light show is open from Nov. 28 through New Year's Eve.

Manor Market Refillery relocated to 331 W. Hopkins St., San Marcos, on Nov. 24. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Manor Market Refillery relocates in San Marcos

The shop aims to reduce waste with sustainable products.

The proposed redraw of the Williamson County redistricting map. (Courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County commissioners approve new precinct maps

After a decade of record growth, Williamson County found itself having to redistrict its four precincts following the completion of the 2020 census, a task it completed in November and will take effect on Jan. 1.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.

On the lookout for businesses new to Round Rock next month? Here are four businesses expected to open in December. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
ROUNDUP: These 4 Round Rock businesses will open in December

On the lookout for businesses new to Round Rock next month? Here are four businesses expected to open in December.

21 Plus Liquor opened late November at 635 University Blvd., Ste. 130, Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
21Plus Liquor now open in Round Rock

21 Plus Liquor opened late November at 635 University Blvd., Ste. 130, Round Rock.

Florida-based CSL Plasma opened a location at 2800 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Ste. 210, Round Rock, on Nov. 9. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
CSL Plasma now open in Round Rock

Florida-based CSL Plasma opened a location at 2800 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Ste. 210, Round Rock, on Nov. 9.

curry pizza house chicken tikka
Indian-fusion pizza restaurant opening in Cedar Park

Curry Pizza House's menu includes traditional and Indian-fusion pizzas such as chicken tikka, curry chicken masala and tandoori chicken pizzas.

The utility's board of directors will vote on the proposed changes at December's meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
PEC members ask board to not raise solar rates

The utility's board of directors will vote on the proposed changes at December's meeting.

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. (Courtesy KXAN)
State, local officials react to Texas governor, Samsung joint announcement

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. 

Austin City Council will meet for a work session dedicated to housing affordability discussions Nov. 30. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Austin City Hall notebook: Council set for dive into housing, development after Thanksgiving break

A Nov. 30 work session could see city leaders work through a range of adjustments to city development code, rules and processes.