Help End Hunger In Texas Today marks the beginning of our Fall Food Drive! I'm happy to announce that I'm sponsoring the 4th Annual Food Drive that officially kicks off now through November 30th and we are asking for your help! As with our prior food drives, donations will benefit the Central Texas Food Bank, which needs our "grassroots" help with the pandemic ripple effect it has had on families near and far. Our food bank helps 21 counties across Central Texas. Last year — with your help — we helped them provide nearly 54 million meals on the tables of our neighbors facing hunger — up from 42.5 million meals the previous year.
What Items Are Most In Need? We've set goals for a $2,500 cash donation goal and 1,500 pounds of food for 2022. High-demand items include:
Canned Chicken Breast or Tuna
Canned Low Sodium Vegetables
Canned Fruit In Its Own Juice (no sugar added)
Dry Pinto Beans
Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder
100% Whole Grain Cereal
Items In Non-Breakable Packaging, Please
Where/How Can You Donate? While the "physical" food drive is Saturday, November 12th from 1-4 PM in the greater Round Rock/Cedar Park/Leander area, there are three ways for you to help:
MONETARY DONATION: If making a monetary donation is more convenient, and actually preferred by the food bank as they can often purchase more in bulk buying vs. donated items by a factor of 4 meals for every $1 donated! You can donate here on our safe and secure donation website or you can write a check made payable to "Central Texas Food Bank" that you can drop off or we can pick up (if you're in the neighborhood). For Monetary Donations: $50 will yield about 200 meals. Our donation website will remain up through November 30 and we encourage folks to donate now to make the most immediate impact for the upcoming holidays, which are quickly approaching.
VIA CAR DROP OFF: If you are near the Williamson County Regional Park (1431 and Sam Bass) you can drop off food items from the comfort of your car from 1-4 PM. We'll have an easy drive-thru lane in our neighborhood Amenity Center parking lot located at 3810 Bainbridge Cove in Round Rock. You can remain in your car if you prefer and we'll assist with unloading.
DOORSIDE PICK-UP: If you live in my neighborhood here at The Highlands At Mayfield Ranch we will have doorside pick-up all day Saturday until 5 PM. You can simply set your items on your front porch and email or text me at my contact information below and we will come to your home to collect your donated items.
Thank you for helping others gather around a full table this holiday season and beyond! We'll post the results from the drive soon and thank you immensely for your generosity and for proving that Central Texans have hearts of gold! If you have any questions, please contact me - my information is below.
Joe Paul Reider
Home Style Austin Founder Austin Realtor® Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Email: JoePaul@KW.com Mobile: 512-222-3302 Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com