Central Texas Food bank serves almost 50,000 people. In toady’s talk with Felicia Pena, the community outreach director, I learned that a great number of these people are kids during the summer.
That’s why they have the national Stamp Out Hunger campaign every year. If you want to participate, just put out a bag of food next to your mailbox on Saturday May 13. If you can’t donate that week, please visit their website at: https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/
In the past, they would distribute bags to every household in Central Texas with instructions on what to donate. Since Austin has a bag ban, the food bank no longer distributes them, but instead encourages you to use your own bag as they also get recycled and reused during the food delivery process.
Wondering what to donate? Here’s a list of suggestions:
- pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce (no glass jars please)
- canned fruits and vegetables
- canned meals (such as soups, chili and pasta)
- 100% juice
- peanut butter
- macaroni & cheese
- canned protein (tuna, chicken and turkey)
- beans (canned or dry).
- oatmeal and other whole grains
- canola or olive oil.
I know I’ll be putting out several bags of items that I bought specifically for this event. Be sure to check my Instagram to see exactly what I donated.