AUSTIN, Texas — There’s enough going on in the world to be concerned about that people shouldn’t have to be worried about being hungry.
Here are some resources for those who need help finding food amid ongoing closures and cancellations due to coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Central Texas Food Bank
According to the food bank, it “may need your help more than ever,” amid the coronavirus. Volunteers are still needed as the outbreak goes on. The organization said on its website that it is taking proactive measures to protect volunteers, staff and clients. You can support the food bank through its website.
Manos de Cristo
The Manos de Cristo food pantry is located at 4911 Harmon Ave. in Downtown Austin. The pantry is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. to provide emergency assistance to those in need.
According to its website, the pantry’s immediate needs include cereal, canned corn, dry beans and milk. To find out more, or volunteer, visit the organization’s website.
Micah 6 Food Pantry
The Micah 6 Food Pantry, located at 2200 San Antonio Street near The Drag, is open to shoppers on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. According to the organization, its shoppers come from all walks of life and don’t all qualify for government assistance.
Find out more information about the pantry and volunteering on its website.
Additionally, many school districts are offering ways to keep its students fed even if they aren’t able to hold classes. To find out more, contact your school.
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