AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the devastation of the past week’s winter storms continues, thousands across Central Texas remain without power, water and food.
Below, you can find the various organizations and individuals pitching in to help residents during an increasingly difficult time.
Sunday, Feb. 21
- Ararat Mid-East Fusion, 2401 E. 6th Street: While supplies last. Free soup kitchen. Vegan and vegetarian options available.
Monday, Feb. 22
- Puracy, 904 San Antonio St.: 8 to 11 a.m., or until supplies last, Puracy and the Southern Influence will distribute free drinking water, hot coffee, breakfast tacos, and Puracy natural personal care and cleaning products.
Del Valle High School, 5201 Ross Road, Del Valle: The Central Texas Food Bank hosted a food distribution from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
KXAN’s Avery Travis made it to the food distribution Saturday, where there was a line of cars five miles long.
“This is just reflective of the impact that this has had on our community,” said Derrick Chubbs, President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank.
The group served almost 7,000 people Saturday, the second highest total its ever served at an event like this.
“Once we put this on top of the pandemic, I just don’t know,” said Chubbs. They’re worried about demand, but also the storm’s effect on their usual donations and food supply.
The food bank is gearing up for high demand in the next few weeks.
Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Road, Kyle: The City of Kyle, in partnership with the Central Food Bank, hosted a food distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.