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H-E-B, Central Texas Food Bank and Capital Metro partner to send Help-at-Home kits to elderly and disabled residents across Austin

Texas: H-E-B
Posted at 10:24 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 11:24:35-04

AUSTIN, TX — H-E-B and Capital Metro have announced a partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank to deliver Help-at-Home kits to MetroAccess customers across Austin.

These Help-at-Home kits are filled with shelf-stable items including peanut butter, rice, soup, canned veggies and other pantry staples and will be sent to older adults and people with disabilities.

H-E-B has donated $150,000 to support this effort.

MetroAccess is a paratransit program for people with disabilities who are unable to use regular public transportation due to a disability or other limiting health conditions.

This service provides thousands of customers access to health care, groceries and other vital services that may otherwise be out of reach.

“We want to make sure that our most vulnerable customers can stay at home to protect their health and safety, and not worry about how they will get basic necessities,” said Chad Ballentine, Capital Metro’s Vice President of Demand Response and Innovative Mobility. “We are very thankful for our ongoing partnership with H-E-B and the Central Texas Food Bank during this critical time.”

H-E-B recently announced a $1.2 million investment to Feeding Texas and delivery of a trailer of food to the Central Texas Food Bank.