In May, with the food lines getting longer and longer, Round Rock New Neighbors made a donation to the Round Rock Area Serving Center to assist in keeping the food pantry shelves stocked. Caring Hands always does a food drive at one of our luncheons, but with everything shut down, we could not contribute hundreds of pounds of food….but we could donate hundreds of dollars.
Dear Round Rock New Neighbors,
Thank you very much for the donation of $500 for the Round Rock Area Serving Center. We truly appreciate you! We are grateful for the contribution and your compassion as we help indigent families.
The Serving Center is a charitable nonprofit social services agency and food pantry that serves southern Williamson County. Services provided include the food pantry, Keep Round Rock Warm [free winter coat distribution], clothing vouchers, furniture vouchers, and financial assistance toward rent, utilities, transportation, temporary lodging, and prescriptions. The agency is staffed primarily by volunteers, and is supported by local churches, civic groups, businesses, the United Way of Williamson County, and the community of Round Rock. The clients of the Serving Center struggle to buy food as well as pay bills. The Serving Center has been helping people in this community since 1986 and assists 1,100 families per month.
With heartfelt appreciation,
1099 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
Since the start of the pandemic, the Serving Center caseload has increased by 400%, with most of the clients being new to the Center. While the Serving Center building is not open to clients…everything is done online and contactless with car/trunk delivery…..important work is still going on. Many RRNN members volunteer at the Serving Center in one capacity or another. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact them at rrasc.org. You can also drop off clothing, furniture, and food donations by driving around the back and they will take it out of your car for you. Ask for a tax receipt if you’d like one.
Please continue to look after yourselves and each other. And remember to smile. Even with a mask, a smile goes a long way.
Caring Hands Chair