Central Texas Food Bank event serves nearly 1,500 families from Kyle area

Volunteers get ready to load cars with food May 30. (Courtesy city of Kyle)
Volunteers get ready to load cars with food May 30. (Courtesy city of Kyle)

Volunteers get ready to load cars with food May 30. (Courtesy city of Kyle)

More than 1,450 families were served by a Central Texas Food Bank distribution on May 30. The event was open to the public and is one of several events being held to help residents of the Austin area cope with food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kyle City Council Member Robert Rizo helped lead the Kyle effort, enlisting the help of volunteers to help deliver the food to hundreds of cars that lined a parking lot.

“It was a great event,” Rizo said at the June 2 City Council meeting. “During COVID-19, many families have lost their jobs. We need to help those families out. We really helped a lot of people.”

Council Member Tracy Sheel said it was amazing to see the organization of the food bank and volunteers.

“The number of cars that were there in the first part of the morning, unfortunately, saddened my heart,” Sheel said. “I hope we get past this.”


Families received boxes of dried food, vegetables, frozen chicken and 2-3 gallons of milk. The next Central Texas Food Bank event in Kyle is set for 9 a.m.-noon June 18 at Smile Direct Facility, 300 Vista Ridge Drive.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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