Central Texas Food Bank to distribute free food in Waco, Temple

Posted at 4:35 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 10:44:05-04

The Central Texas Food Bank will use its mobile food pantries to distribute food to those in need in Waco and Temple.

During the drive-through distributions, attendees will receive two emergency food boxes each, one containing shelf-stable items and the other containing frozen items.

Combined, the two boxes will contain approximately 48 pounds of such items as peanut butter, brown rice, canned tuna or chicken, fruits, vegetables, frozen chicken, frozen orange juice and bread. The actual contents may vary depending on availability.

The food bank will offer a limited number of emergency food boxes. Each household in need is asked to send only one representative to the event and make sure they have room in their vehicle's trunk or hatch for the team to load the boxes.

The pickup will only be available to those with cars. No walk-ups will be allowed.

Only those who are facing true food insecurity are asked to attend, since resources are stretched.

The Waco event will be held at Waco ISD Stadium on Tuesday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Temple event will be held at the Temple American Legion on Thursday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.