September is Hunger Awareness Month

Hunger is on the rise all over the world including in our small corner of Texas. The rising cost of food and fuel and the ending of several COVID-related support programs like Free Breakfast and Lunch through the schools make it harder and harder for families to put food on their tables. The rising cost of food and supply chain problems also impact the Food Pantry and its ability to access the food needed to serve the community. This year they have seen a 41% increase in requests for food and support services compared to last year. They need your help!

Spread awareness of hunger in the community. September Hunger Action Day is September 23 and the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry is requesting the community go orange on this day to show your support for local hunger relief efforts.

Sign-up to be a volunteer:

Make a donation of food or funds to the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry. For more information check out their website

The Food Pantry is open 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for walk-in assistance on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and by appointment on Thursdays for anyone experiencing food insecurity. Check out their website for more information on their programs and services