In the course of the two-hour occasion, greater than 700 kilos of nonperishable meals gadgets — which CTFB will flip into almost 600 meals — have been handed over at Lamar Union Plaza, and people who donated acquired a number of surprises in return.
Santa Claus himself was there, visiting with those that drove as much as donate and neighborhood residents who stopped by on their night walks.
Frost Financial institution swag was ready for many who donated, together with $10 Frost It Ahead playing cards to proceed spreading optimism.
This beneficiant gesture from Frost Financial institution echoed the Optimism Starts With You mural by Mike Johnston, which was situated straight throughout from the drop-off level in entrance of the Alamo Drafthouse.
Those that attended the donation occasion additionally acquired a head begin on coming into the social media contest by snapping a selfie by the mural and utilizing #OptForOptimism to enter.
If you would like a shot at profitable the grand prize packages from Lamar Union Plaza — which features a $100 reward card to Caffe Medici, $40 to Finley’s Barbershop, $50 to Shake Shack, $50 to Jjim BBQ, two reward playing cards for a small deal with at Lick Trustworthy Ice Lotions, a 10-pack of lessons to Orangetheory South Lamar, a 500 mg Broad Spectrum tincture and 400 mg Spot Cooling Lotion from Greenbelt Botanicals Co. (price $90), $50 to TLC, and $50 to Soto South Lamar — there’s nonetheless time. Get your put up up earlier than December 31, after we’ll choose one fortunate winner.
The gadgets acquired from the occasion are extra vital than ever to Central Texas Meals Financial institution, which is on the entrance traces of starvation for a median of 200,000 folks every month.
When CTFB was established in 1982, its aim was to assist the hungry locally. Over time, the weak economic system has elevated challenges for shoppers who’ve turned to meals pantries for meals help.
Now it really works with companion businesses in 21 counties throughout Central Texas, and it supplied greater than 39.2 million kilos of meals to households in want throughout the 2017-18 fiscal yr.
Should you missed the occasion however would nonetheless prefer to contribute to CTFB’s vital mission, please make a donation this vacation season.