Bastrop County Emergency Food Plan
Many of our neighbors face hunger every day in Bastrop County.
Bastrop County's safety net of Food Pantries expect to be hit hard around Feb 14th with people facing hunger. Please click here for a listing of all food pantries in Bastrop County!
Give what you can directly to the Pantry of your of your choice. A cash gift in lieu of food is preferred to ensure a balanced bag of groceries per family can be created.
If you would prefer, click on the "Donate Now!" button below and go to BCC's PayPal account and we will ensure your money is invested in food pantries wisely.
CBS News, January 29, 2019
As SNAP recipients are challenged with making their February benefits, issued in mid-January, last days or weeks longer than usual, food banks and pantries are gearing up for a surge of visits from people running low on their benefits. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), 90 percent of SNAP recipients must make their benefits last 40 days, and more than 4 million households face a SNAP gap of more than 50 days. The longer periods between SNAP payments could strain emergency food providers already experiencing pressure in many neighborhoods, said Dottie Rosenbaum, a SNAP expert at CBPP. (Source: Food Research and Action Center.)