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Hope Food Pantry Austin Update

Recipients Served April – June
Hope served in total 2830 individuals of those 1014 were children.

Food for Thought
excerpt taken from Seseme Street

“Seventeen million American children–nearly one in four–are food insecure, meaning they do not receive food that meets basic nutritional needs due to financial instability.  Of these children, more than half (9.6 million are under the age of six.”

“As the country’s economic status continues to take its toll, the number of young children confronting food insecurity continues to increase, as do the subsequent effects on children’s health, school performance, growth, and development.”

The following clip, Food for Thought, explains the need for pantries like Hope Food Pantry Austin.

Source of above excerpt and video:
FIND OUT HOW TO HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS by emailing Stephanie at
Keep bringing those bags. 
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage continues to donate five cents to Hope for every reusable grocery bag brought in by customers.

Raise Hope’s food power by shopping with your own bags at the local Natural Grocers located at 3901 Guadalupe or at 10515 NoMoPac Expy.

Thank you to Natural Grocers for supporting the Austin area families!

Hope exists because of our committed volunteers, generous partners, individual donors, corporate donors of Natural Grocers at Vitamin Cottage, Pepperidge Farm, and Starbucks, and Capical Area Food Bank. Thank you again to all who donate your time, money, and/or resources.

Hope T-shirts available:

$10 to show your big heart.  Maya Angelou’s quote “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver” is on the back.  If interested and/or want a photo of the t-shirt please email Stephanie at

Help Needed/Wish List:

  • Once a month volunteer with bigger vehicle to help with food pick up at Capital Area Food Bank on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Total time about 1.5 hours and NO heavy lifting required. 
  • In need of a vertical filing cabinet: 52″ H x 15″ W x 22″ D
  • Food Drives needed!  Coordinate one within your own office, book club, or group of any kind.  CAFB is stretched in and outside of Travis county creating a need for pantries to hold their own food drives in order to provide food to everyone.
 If interested, please contact Stephanie 

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