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Vyve Food Drive: Oct. 24- Nov. 18

Fellow Burnet Chamber Members,

Vyve Broadband is excited to announce our partnership with the Burnet County Hunger Alliance and Highland Lakes Crisis Network for our first annual Fall Food Drive.

We strive to support the community we serve as your local broadband provider. www.VyveBroadband.com

Please help support this cause by bringing your donations to the local Vyve retail office at 2100-B HWY 281 across from Chick-Fil-A. We are open Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm. Together we can help make a difference in our community.

Suggested items to donate:

  • Green Beans
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Instant Potatoes – 9 oz box
  • Gravy Mix
  • Stove Top Stuffing
  • Canned Corn
  • Brownie Mix
  • Sweet Potatoes/Yams
  • Can Opener
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap

The Burnet County Hunger Alliance (BCHA) is a volunteer group of food pantries, churches, school administrators, elected officials, area leaders and active citizens who have committed to end hunger in Burnet County.  BCHA helps coordinate and direct people to existing resources and find gaps in service with the goal being three healthy meals daily to anyone in Burnet County who needs them.

How many are hungry?

As defined, hunger results from an inability to meet nutritional needs with available resources.  The USDA measures hunger by asking families whether there was a time in the previous year when they had difficulty meeting their food needs.  This measurement is called “food insecurity “:

  • 6,690 Burnet County residents (15%) are food insecure.
  • On average, these food insecure residents report an annual budget shortfall of $391 need to afford “just enough” food – $2,614,710 in total.
  • Many are eligible for federal nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps), WIC or school meals.
  • However, 57% may earn too much money to receive SNAP and 33% may be ineligible for most federal nutrition programs.

Statistics courtesy of Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap” Project.

Hunger Facts

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Start:
October 18
End:
November 18
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