Home food delivery program to expand
The Central Texas Food Bank will expand its home delivery program beginning in March.
The bank will expand the program, conducted in partnership with the Austin Public Health neighborhood services unit and Amazon, to include Monday deliveries, in addition to the current deliveries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The goal of the program is to serve more people in need by increasing the accessibility of food assistance for underserved households. Once enrolled, participants receive a recurring monthly food box with approximately 30 pounds of groceries such as oatmeal, pasta, corn flour, dried beans, canned protein, and canned fruits and vegetables delivered directly to their doorstep by Amazon.
The program, which began June 1, is open to Travis County households with children, households with adults ages 60 and older, people with disabilities, veterans and active military members who are in need of food assistance and are experiencing barriers to attending in-person food distributions.
To determine eligibility or enroll: contact the Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center at 512-972-6740.
All groceries are free to qualifying households and participants can choose to un-enroll at any time.
Amazon donates free delivery services through its network of Amazon delivery service partners, who make safe, contactless deliveries directly to participants’ homes. Austin Public Health provides caseload management, screening and enrollment. Each delivery consists of a box with enough food for 25 meals. To date, the program has delivered more than 124,000 meals to more than 1,260 households.
For more information: centraltexasfoodbank.org.
Courtesy of Central Texas Food Bank
County Career Fair on Thursday
The Williamson County Career Fair will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Williamson County Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the county’s vacancies, health benefits and positional responsibilities. Attendees also will have the chance to meet with potential future managers and co-workers, as several departments will have representatives available.
The careers currently available at Williamson County cover several levels of education and experience ranging from part-time elections staff to a position as a purchasing agent or county attorney criminal prosecutor. Several positions with training provided on the job are also available.
Physical resumes will not be required, as several computers will be available on-site for use to apply for the openings.
For more information: wilco.org/jobs.
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