West Side residents can pick up free food on Thursdays starting May 14 at By The Hand Club For Kids, 415 S. Laramie. The pop-up pantry will be available on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through June 18. It’s one of several being held throughout the city.
Five of the district’s Network 3 schools – including Brunson Elementary – will distribute food the week of April 6. Starting April 13, when e-learning resumes, free meals will be handed out at nearly 300 schools across the district, including 14 in Austin.
West Side residents needing help feeding their families can visit weekly food banks operated by St. Martin de Porres Church, Hope Community Church and Fraternite Notre Dame. The Police Department’s 15th District has also been distributing food.