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Central Texas Food Bank to provide food distributions for McLennan and Bell County residents

Posted at 2:09 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 15:09:09-04

The Central Texas Food Bank will distribute free food using its mobile food pantries to help those in McLennan and Bell Counties who are facing increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the drive-through food distributions, attendees will receive a box containing such shelf-stable items as peanut butter, brown rice, canned tuna or chicken, and canned fruit.

They will also receive either a box of frozen food items or a bag of produce. Actual contents may vary depending on availability.

Quantities are limited and for health and safety reasons we ask that each household send only one representative to the event, the Central Texas Food Bank said.

To adhere to social distancing requirements, pickup will only be available to those with cars. No walk-ups will be allowed. "Please make appropriate space in your trunk or hatch before arriving at the event," the statement said.

"We also ask that you attend this event only if you are facing true food insecurity since our resources are stretched to the limit."

The Food Bank is also in need of volunteers to assist with these events.

Anyone interested in volunteering to support these special distributions should visit the Food Bank’s website,, and click on “Volunteer” to sign up.

The locations will be:

Saturday, May 9

Waco ISD Stadium

1401 S New Rd., Waco, TX 76711

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 23

Temple College

2600 S. 1st Street, Temple, TX 76504

9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.