Mobile food pantry makes monthly visit to remote town


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Small, remote towns often don't have food pantries

If you live in Bryan or College Station and need help getting the next meal on the table, you're lucky the Brazos Valley Food Bank is here to help. But those living in outlying counties have a harder time traveling to the food pantry.

Solution: Food bank sends mobile food pantry to outlying areas

"Over the years we've refined it and found a way that works but really the idea behind the mobile is that this is an area where there aren't a lot of pantries to help out," says Program Manager Shannon Avila.

Once a month, Avila and her team load up and travel to Madison County to distribute food.

"The only place that we could find that was big enough to handle this many cars and not cause a huge traffic jam in Madisonville was out here at the fairgrounds."

They distribute the food until it's all gone.

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Category: Hunger


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