Austin food bank expansion brings food bounty to 21 countiesAustin food bank expansion brings food bounty to 21 countieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=135882016-06-27T05:00:00Z2016-06-20T15:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN - Austin-based Capital Area Food Bank has taken on a name, Central Texas Food Bank, one that more accurately reflects the organization’s founding role: carrying nutritious food to the hungry in 21 Central Texas counties, including Bastrop.

The Central Texas Food Bank will operate out of an expanded, state-of-the-art facility in Southeast Austin and is open June 20.

The new 135,000-sf facility has a production kitchen, 15 loading docks, seven times more fridge and freezer space and nearly three times as much dry storage space.

The food bank serve more than 8,000 people in Bastrop County each month. It delivered 1.7 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2015, which was distributed by partner agencies in the region like the Bastrop and Smithville food pantries.​​​

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