Create Healthy, the Fredericksburg-based foundation investing in the health and wellness of the Hill Country, donated $25,000 to the Central Texas Food Bank to support the purchase of turkeys and groceries for Thanksgiving. Create Healthy staff will be on-site to help distribute the groceries at the Food Bank’s mobile food pantry November 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fredericksburg.
“Access to healthy food is critical for the health and wellbeing of individuals and families,” said Jayne Pope, RN, CEO, Create Healthy. “Making nourishing food available to more in our community is part of how we’re investing in the health and wellness of Hill Country families. And, I’m delighted that the Create Healthy team can work hands-on with the mobile food pantry, directly giving back to our community.”
“Create Healthy’s donation will help us provide more food for families who need it this Thanksgiving,” said Sari Vatske, Central Texas Food Bank president and CEO. “During this critical time, we’re grateful for partners like Create Healthy that share our commitment to Hill Country families and their health.”
The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of about 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 46,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.
Create Healthy is finalizing its 2024 funding priorities with input from area nonprofit, faith, government, school, and business leaders.