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.



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