Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry serves Gause, TX
October 19, 2009 § 4 Comments
I’m pleased to announce that we brought our Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry to Gause, TX last week.
Gause is 90 miles northeast of Austin, in Milam County, population 400. As Fred (the Mobile Pantry driver), Lauren (Social Work intern who provides food stamp assistance) and I left the Food Bank, I shared with them that I didn’t know how many families would come to this distribution in such a small town and on a rainy day. I also said that I was afraid we wouldn’t have any volunteers with the weather conditions. The people of Gause proved me wrong. We had a fantastic, successful first distribution!
In less than an hour, we provided food for 114 families, with help from 20 volunteers. We’re expecting this site to grow to serve more than 200 families each month.
While talking to clients, I learned that families were coming from all over Milam County, including Hearne and Milano. It was pouring rain throughout the distribution, so unfortunately, I was not able to take photos. Here are some photographs of the town, though, to give you an image of the diverse places that exist throughout our service area.
This is Main St., which we drove through on our way to the Community Center where the distribution was held.
The distribution occurred directly behind this cemetery at the Gause Community Center.
With each new Mobile Food Pantry distribution, we serve more and more of our hungry neighbors who do not have easy access to a food pantry. I invite you to share in this amazing experience. To volunteer at a Mobile Food Pantry distribution, click here. I hope to see you soon!