Crisis Bread Basket readies
Wimberley’s food bank has always been essential to the community since 1986 in meeting the needs of the hungry in the valley. In this time of national crisis, with supermarkets being sold out, they are even more essential.
“With further closures, our first priority is immediate food needs that need to be filled but also to keep clients and volunteers safe… we’ve taken steps for the clients and volunteers. The door is closed, the clients fill out a forms which is sanitized and their order is filled and comes out,” John Urban, Chairman of CBB.
The increase in need is happening. There are usually 18 to 20 families per distributions (twice a week), but families don’t usually come every week. Now they have been. They have had 64 families as clients, five of them are new client families, more than usual.
“We plan for more. We’re expecting this as it goes on, but food supplies are sporadic at best. We have a months supply…but we’ve seen more local produce (being donated),” Urban said. Anyone that has visited either supermarket knows the produce aisle has been hard hit.
“As the environment changes we have to adapt to supply the needy with food, to keep our mission and to make sure both clients and volunteers are safe.” The CBB Board will be meeting on teleconferences on Wednesdays and Fridays to keep up with the ever-changing Coronavirus situation.
“It’s been a real great effort. Monetary donations are up with many first time donors proving the richness and kindness of the valley,” Urban said.
To make a donation please see the Crisis Bread Basket website at crisisbreadbasket.com/home