Central Texas Food Bank opens drive thru to keep people safe

Posted at 4:32 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 17:32:56-04

TEMPLE, TX — The American Legion in Temple opened its parking lot to partner with the Central Texas Food Bank for a drive thru food distribution operation.

And they couldn’t be happier to help

“I’m guessing right now we’ve had close to 800 maybe 900 cars," John Potts with American Legion said. “Two months ago the VA called us and said they needed a place to have their food drive because the VA had shut down and would not allow them on the parking lot to have that many people.”

For those who are at risk, they can just drive thru and receive their items in the trunk of their vehicle. Asia Morton took advantage of the new drive thru this week, and she emphasized the importance of operations like it.

“It’s hard right because of the COVID-19 and stuff. I mean but it shows that if you really need food, instead of walking into H-E-B and stuff like that and like if your and older person, you can just drive through, and they can put it in your trunk for you,” Morton said.

Derrick Chubbs, president and CEO of Central Texas Food Bank, said that they are very selective about the venue in order to keep people safe.

“Since we’re doing a drive thru, well that’s cars and traffic so we have to be very careful and selective about the venue we use in order to distribute the product," he said.

If you are in need of food or would like to volunteer you can find all the information you need online.