CAFB’s St. Johns Community Food Center officially opens its doors at the For the City Center

October 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

For The City Executive Director, Justin Lopez and CAFB Interim President & CEO, Hank Perret

Today announced the official opening of our St. Johns Community Food Center at the For the City Center.

As one of Austin’s first African-American neighborhoods, the St. Johns neighborhood has a long, rich history, and many accomplishments in their fight for equitable access to basic social services and economic opportunities.

This new facility, designed to be a place that serves the needs of those in the St. Johns neighborhood and throughout the city, is strategically placed to bring hope to those using its resources and to revitalize the surrounding area.

We are one of five non-profits participating in phase one of the center’s offerings. This pantry is one of three CAFB run food pantries in central Texas, and is designed to serve as a model for not just Austin, but also our nation’s food banks. In addition to providing emergency food relief, we offer SNAP (food stamp) application assistance, and development opportunities to community members to help them move toward personal sustainability and away from needing day-to-day emergency food assistance. Distributions are every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. In addition, there will be a special distribution for older adults on the fourth Monday of every month.

Click here to sign up for a hands-on volunteer opportunity providing direct service as a St. Johns Community Food Center Food Distributor or Shelf Stocker. And don’t forget to share with your friends!

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