CENTRAL TEXAS — The Central Texas Food Bank announced it has received a $55,000 grant from Starbucks to help alleviate hunger in Central Texas.
The grant will support the Food Bank’s mobile pantries, enabling them to sustain the program across a 21-county service territory while continuing to adapt the program for safely distributing food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year, the Central Texas Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program provided more than 4.9 million pounds of staple foods, fresh produce and meats to an average of 6,594 households per month.
“One in seven people in Central Texas struggle with hunger,” said Derrick Chubbs, president and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “We are proud to partner with Starbucks and Feeding America® to ensure that people who struggle with hunger have access to wholesome meals. This grant exemplifies what we can accomplish when we work together.”
“Our local communities need our support now more than ever, and Starbucks is committed to doing our part to help alleviate hunger in the U.S.,” says Jane Maly, social impact manager at Starbucks. “Our investment in Central Texas Food Bank’s innovative mobile food pantry program goes beyond our food donation partnership to reach even more families in need closer to where they live.”
Starbucks is increasing its commitment to ending hunger by investing in Feeding America programs and member food banks across the U.S. This summer, the company has re-invested [stories.starbucks.com] $1 million to support mobile food pantry programs for 13 food banks across the United States, including the Central Texas Food Bank, as part of its efforts to help alleviate hunger.
The Central Texas Food Bank is on the front line of hunger relief, helping nearly 50,000 Central Texans each week access nutritious food when they need it the most.
In the last fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed more than 52 million pounds of food, which is equivalent to more than 43 million meals.
For more information, please visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.