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Food Drive Benefiting Capital Area Food Bank

Why donate now?

- Summer is a time of great need and a time when the Capital Area Food Bank's shelves can get a little bare.
- More families face hunger now than at any other time of the year.
- Utility costs are traditionally higher in the summer and as and food prices continue to rise.
- School is out, so children aren't getting free or reduced-price meals at school.

What's needed?

- High-protein, low-fat foods such as rice, beans, peanut butter, canned tuna and salmon, healthy cereals, water.
- Monetary donations go a long way. The Food Bank can turn every $1 dollar donated into five dollars' worth of nutritious food.

Where does the food go?

- The Food Bank works with more than 300 Partner Agencies such as food pantries and soup kitchens across 21 Central Texas counties.
- The Food Bank serves 48,000 people a week, at least 20,000 of whom are children.

How can I donate to this Food and Fund Drive?

- At your neighborhood Randalls:
     * Pick up pre-packaged bag of food items the Food Bank needs the most. Take it to the checkout stand with your other purchases, then drop the bag in the specially marked collection barrel in the front of the store.
     * Add $1 or $5 to your grocery total with a scan card at the check stands.

What does the face of hunger in Central Texas look like?

- It's diverse and includes working people, military families, seniors and children.
- More than 1 in 6 Central Texans and nearly 1 in 4 Central Texas children are at risk of hunger.
- More and more low-income and middle class families are in need for the FIRST TIME EVER.
- Over 40 percent of Food Bank clients are children.

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