Summer Meals that Matter: How a $1 donation equals 8 meals for hungry families this summer

Summer Meals that Matter: How a $1 donation equals 8 meals for hungry families this summer
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    LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS 2-KATE:
    THE SCHOOL YEAR IS ENDING FOR
    MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS.TODAY
    STUDENTS IN GEORGETOWN AND
    BASTROP HAVE THEIR FINAL DAY
    OF CLASS.2-JOHN:SUMMER'S A
    TOUGH TIME FOR A LOT OF
    FAMILIES AROUND CENTRAL TEXAS.
    THOSE THAT RELY ON FREE AND
    REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL LUNCH
    PROGRAMS HAVE TO FIND OTHER
    WAYS TO KEEP HEALTHFUL FOOD ON
    THE TABLE.2-KATE:TOMORROW
    KICKS OFF A SUMMER DONATION
    DRIVE FOR THE CENTRAL TEXAS
    FOOD BANK TO HELP MAKE THAT
    HAPPEN.CHRIS DAVIS JOINS US
    WITH MORE.CHRIS:JOHN, KATE..
    THIS IS ONE SPOT THIS SUMMER
    THAT FAMILIES CAN COME GET A
    MEAL THIS SUMMER..AND THE FOOD
    BANK IS MAKING IT EASIER TO
    FIND PLACES LIKE THIS..I'VE
    GOT THEIR REVAMPED WEBSITE
    PULLED UP ON MY PHONE HERE..
    JUST TAP OR CLICK ON "FIND
    FOOD NOW.." AND IT CAN USE
    YOUR LOCATION TO PULL UP A MAP
    OF SPOTS NEAR YOU THAT OFFER
    GROCERIES OR FOOD FOR KIDS.
    THE VOLUNTEERS AT ST. IGNATIUS
    SEE THE NEED."SOME VIENNA
    SAUSAGES"ALICIA WHITEMAN FEELS
    IT."CHIPS, A HYGIENE BAG"SHE
    DOESN'T HAVE KIDS.. AND SHE'S
    GLAD.. BECAUSE IT'S HARD
    ENOUGH TO FIND FOOD NOW.ALICIA
    WHITEMAN: "LIKE IF YOU'RE NOT
    WORKING, AND YOU DON'T HAVE
    FOOD STAMPS IT'S HARD TO GO
    GET FOOD OR ASK FOR IT."HARDER
    STILL FOR MANY FAMILIES WITH
    MORE MOUTHS TO FEED."OKAY"THE
    CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK WANTS
    TO MAKE IT EASIER.THEIR
    KITCHEN IS MAKING MORE MEALS
    THIS YEAR.. AND SERVING AT 90
    SITES.. COMPARED TO 75 LAST
    YEAR.MARK JACKSON: "WE JUST
    HAVEN'T BEEN MEETING THE NEED.
    DESPITE ALL OF OUR BEST
    EFFORTS WE WERE FALLING SHORT
    BY ABOUT 30 PERCENT."THE FOOD
    BANK IS LOOKING FOR 3-THOUSAND
    VOLUNTEERS TO COOK UP
    COMPASSION THIS SUMMER..
    MELANIE ENGERSKI: "YOU NEVER
    KNOW. SOMEDAY IT MAY BE YOUR
    TURN. AND EVEN IF IT'S NOT,
    THIS IS WHAT COMMUNITIES
    SHOULD BE DOING."THEY'RE ALSO
    LOOKING FOR MORE DONATIONS.
    THANKS TO A MATCHING PLEDGE..
    A SINGLE DOLLAR EQUALS 8 MEALS
    -- DOUBLE WHAT IT USUALLY DOES.
    ALICIA IS GLAD FOR THE SUPPORT
    SHE FINDS IN AUSTIN.ALICIA
    WHITEMAN: "I'M HOPING TO LIKE
    GET A JOB AND YOU KNOW START
    WORKING AND PULL MYSELF OUT OF
    IT, YOU KNOW."SHE JUST GOT AN
    ID.. SO SHE HOPES SHE WON'T
    NEED THE SUPPORT MUCH LONGER.
    CHRIS:YOU CAN START GETTING
    FREE MEALS FOR THE SUMMER NEXT
    MONDAY..THE DONATION DRIVE
    STARTS TOMORROW.WE'LL LINK TO
    THE SITE WHERE YOU CAN FIND
    FOOD CLOSE TO YOU ON OUR
    WEBSITE.BACK TO YOU.KATE:
    HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT THE
    DEMAND THE FOOD BANK IS FACING.
    IT SERVES 21 COUNTIES-
    INCLUDING TRAVIS COUNTY- WITH
    450-THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO DON'T
    KNOW WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL IS
    COMING FROM.93-PERCENT OF THE
    PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON THE FOOD
    BANK- ARE NOT HOMELESS.AND ONE
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