Williamson County works to collect 30,000 pounds of nonprofit goods

Williamson County is working to collect 30,000 pounds of food by July 14.

Williamson County is working to collect 30,000 pounds of food by July 14.

Members of the public can help a Williamson County  food drive reach its goal of collecting 30,000 pounds of food by July 14.

The Williamson County Association of Realtors launched its annual Operation I CAN Food Drive on July 3 to collect canned goods or money to benefit Round Rock Area Serving Center, Hill Country Community Ministries, Shepherd's Heart Food Pantry, The Caring Place, the Hutto Community Food Pantry and Operation Liberty Hill.



According to the Central Area Food Bank of Texas, one in four Central Texas children are food insecure.

According to the association, there is a need for canned meats and tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta sauce, beans, hygiene products, peanut butter, cereals, cooking oil and meal helpers. The Hutto Community Food Pantry and The Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry also accept paper goods, toiletries and cleaning supplies. The Caring Place also is in need of toiletries and cleaning products.

Goods can be dropped off at the Williamson County Association of Realtors office at 123 E. Old Settlers Blvd. in Round Rock or Gehan Homes at 113 Lake Spring Circle in Georgetown.

Cash and check donations are welcome as well, and people can place the funds in a sealed envelope with the check made out to the appropriate pantry.

For more information, call 512-255-6211 or visit www.wclife.org/living/volunteer.