Central Texas Food Bank

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Children in 11 Central Texas ZIP codes are at high risk of food insecurity because of COVID-19, a new study finds. And the situation is further compounded by a lack of access to high-speed internet as they try to continue their education online.

Aaron Garcia, a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, and Kellie Andrews, a school nurse with Ascension Seton, volunteer with the Central Texas Food Bank loading food into cars.
Julia Reihs / KUT

In one hour, the Central Texas Food Bank served 405 households at its Linder Elementary School distribution site on Thursday.

Volunteers from across the community – including school nurses, a janitor, an assistant vice principal and college students with extended spring breaks – armed themselves with gloves and loaded boxes of food into cars, all while practicing safe social-distancing measures.