The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network.
Starting today, Austin families can receive free produce boxes from AISD. The boxes, which will feature locally grown produce from the Common Market Texas, are available to families with children under the age of 19. Children or adults with children (or documentation proving they have children) can pick up boxes at sites throughout the city. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is helping to fund the program. “Covid-19 has resulted in food insecurity well beyond what we’ve experienced in the past,” said Aliya Hussaini, a spokesperson for the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, in a press release about the program. “Austin ISD has made a remarkable pivot, in a time of great uncertainty and need, to serve as a front-line healthy food access point for children and families in our community.