Central Texas Food Bank gives out food Tuesday, partners with AISD to give out more food Wednesday

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Central Texas Food Bank will hold two consecutive days of food distribution events Tuesday and Wednesday in Del Valle and Austin.

On Tuesday, the food bank will distribute emergency food boxes at Del Valle High School, 5201 Ross Rd., from 9 a.m-12 p.m.

On Wednesday, they’ll hand out food boxes at Nelson Field in northeast Austin, 7105 Berkman Dr., from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Also on Wednesday at Nelson Field, the Austin Independent School District will partner with the food bank to hand out curbside meals for families. The district will provide meal packs for seven days to get families through the rest of winter break. Regular curbside meal distributions for AISD will resume Jan. 7. The food bank will provide its emergency food boxes in addition to the AISD meals.

Central Texas Food Bank officials say they also need volunteers to help administer the events and stock items at its warehouse. Those who’d like to volunteer can fill out an application.

Prior to the event, the food bank asks that people make room in their trunks or hatches for a food box. Attendees will receive an assortment of food based on what’s available.

Other food pantries

The Central Texas Food Bank also partners with a number of local groups to distribute food each week. One woman, who works for Abiding Love Lutheran Church, said they had fewer people come to their distribution this week. She encouraged people to come to the local pantries as well if people need food, adding they may have shorter wait times.

People can go to the food bank’s website to see a map of locations and schedules of distributions. They can filter through the 247 listed locations based on what each provides.

These pantries partner with the food bank and comply with the same safety restrictions as the larger distributions.

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