100 CAMPAIGN GRANT FOR FOOD INSECURITY: CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK & THE STORE
for May 13th, 2021
Central Texas Food Bank works with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas. This commitment from private, government and charitable partners has allowed them to bring 53.75 million meals to their community last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits that turn to them for help.
There are 3 key ways they do this:
- They share free food and knowledge on low-cost, healthy eating with families in need.
- They assist families who qualify for federal assistance programs.
- And finally, they make food affordable for charitable and government partners. The quality food and food resources they provide means that the partners can spend their limited resources to enhance their programs.
The Store operates as a year-round free grocery store allowing people to shop for their basic needs. There is no charge to those referred or to the people and agencies that send them. They may shop for food to supplement their income during times of crisis and as they work toward self-sufficiency.
A philosophy of community empowerment means they aim to solve hunger issues in their community in Nashville by developing programs to meet the needs of the community, including partnering with other organizations on issues of food security. They believe in cooperation and collaboration between organizations to better serve the community.