Give to Game is a board gaming event in Austin, Texas, whose goal is to raise funds for the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry. Come join us for a day of gaming!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Intro

So, what is the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas? Well according to their mission statement:

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.

The food bank provides weekly food distribution to more than 355 Partner Agencies and disaster relief, conducts several programs that serve hungry Central Texans. All programs are free of charge.

  • The Partner Education program works to educate partner distribution agencies to ensure access to serviced by underserved people and areas.
  • The Choices program offers education classed to help individuals and families make good food choices.
  • The Food Stamp Outreach and Education program helps assist individuals and families to apply for food stamps.
  • The Fresh Food for Families program helps to provide 3,600 families a month with over 10,000 lbs of fresh produce.
  • The Kids Cafe program provides 35,000 meals a month to 2,800 children in need at their 31 Kid's Cafe locations.
  • The Healthy Options program for the Elderly (HOPE) program provides seniors on a fixed income with a months supply of staple grocerys.
  • The Regional Food Delivery program provides more than 150,000 lbs of perishable packaged foods to 121 partner agencies in outlying areas.
  • The Central Texas Food Rescue program provides partner agencies with fresh foods from local retailers that would otherwise be thrown out.
  • Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry program; which provides fresh foods to remote locations in Central Texas where no food pantry is available.
  • The Food Bank also participates in two partner programs: Texas Fresh Approach and Texas Second Chance. Both of these programs work with inmates who learn to grow and distribute food.
They do a lot of good work and are needed even more in this current economy as many families are struggling. We hope that you are able to come out on April 25th and give to this worthy cause. See you there!

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