50 million people in the USA live with food insecurity; they have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. One in four children do not receive adequate nutrition. The Mason Food Bank and the Mason Community Kitchen are working to address hunger and malnutrition in Mason County. The Mason Food Bank provides a box of basic foods to 88 families one time each month. The box generally contains bags of beans, rice, spaghetti and oatmeal. There are also cans of tomato sauce, vegetables and soup. In addition The Community Kitchen provides a one dish frozen meal for each family. The families served include 285 individuals, 100 of whom are under age 18.
The Mason Food Bank is an all volunteer organization which operates under the guidance of the Ministerial Alliance. Volunteer help is always needed no matter what your skills are. People are needed to make phone calls, write thank you cards, shelve food, fundraise and more. To volunteer or to learn more about the Food Bank call Eva Tannehill at 347-1518. For information about the Mason Community Kitchen contact Scott Zesch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations are always welcome. Send checks to Mason Ministerial Alliance Food Bank , PO BOX 609, Mason, TX 76856.(It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit) Food donations are best given through a local church. Items most needed are: Dry beans, rice, canned fruit and peanut butter.