AUSTIN, Texas and ST. LOUIS, Mo. — More than 60 attendees of NAED’s LEAD Conference spent Wednesday afternoon at the Central Texas Food Bank in Austin as part of NAED’s “LEAD to FEED” networking event.
When the Central Texas Food Bank was established in 1982, it was with a goal in mind to help the hungry in the community. Over the years, the weak economy has increased challenges for clients who have turned to food pantries for food assistance.
The Central Texas Food Bank has been at the front line of hunger relief with the help of Partner Agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas. Together, we provided more than 45 million pounds of food to families in need during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the largest amount distributed since the organization’s establishment in 1982, when only 330,000 pounds of food was provided.
The LEAD attendees packed 12,672 lbs. of mixed produce, equaling 10,560 meals!food bank, LEAD Conference, NAED, texas