Ike Relief Update & Next Steps

September 19, 2008 § Leave a comment

Volunteers and staff work together in assisting evacuees
Volunteers and staff work together in assisting evacuees

Evacuees ready for assistance
Cars continue to line the parking lot

As of 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19

Approximately 240,000 pounds of food & supplies and $380,000 has been donated by the public. Volunteers are preparing emergency food packages to give to evacuees on site and to ship to food banks in affected areas. We are in close contact with the Houston Food Bank and will send food and supplies as soon as their infrastructure to receive and distribute is in place.

Emergency food packages are available at the Food Bank for evacuees staying in Central Texas. They can pick them up NOON – 5 p.m. on FRIDAY, 9/19 and SATURDAY, 9/20 at: 8201 S. Congress Ave, between William Cannon & Slaughter Lane.

NEXT STEPS: After Saturday, evacuees can receive emergency food packages from CAFB Partner Agencies throughout Central Texas. We are working closely with our Partner Agencies to make sure they are stocked to meet the demand. View or referral list here. (pdf)

The Food Bank will accept donations on-site, around the clock THROUGH SATURDAY, 9/19 at 5 p.m. Donations will be accepted again Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MOST NEEDED: Canned meats and soups with pop-top lids, and diapers (adult and baby), granola bars, peanut butter, personal care items (shampoo, toothbrushes, soap, feminine hygiene).

** We no longer need bottled water or pet food. **

Thank you for your continued support. We love being a part of this amazing and generous community!

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