NAVASOTA, Tex. (KBTX) – On Saturday, Brazos Valley Food Bank can feed 371 families at a drive-thru distribution event.
Elda Gallegos is one of hundreds of people waiting in a sea of cars.
“It’s been difficult since we rented … It’s hard for everything, food, and everything for children. I have two children,” Gallegos said. For him, sitting in line is no big deal if it means feeding his family.
“There is no need for me to sit there for a few hours remembering they will feed me for my children, for me and my husband,” Gallegos said. “I mean, thank you.”
Grimes County Commissioner Barbara Walker said she was grateful the food bank had come to Navasota.
“We need it,” Walker said. “People need help.”
Walker also helped distribute 400 masks to people waiting in line.
“We want them to protect themselves,” Walker said. “We have a vulnerable population, and we want to do everything we can.”
For Brazos Valley Food Bank, this distribution marathon may be tiring, but they say it’s very satisfying.
“It’s crazy to wear this,” said Lauren Burge, manager of community involvement for Brazos Valley Food Bank. “A lot of staff are tired, volunteers are tired, but it’s amazing to see how many cars come to each and every one of these you can see the needs are there – so we’re happy to do it.”
The food bank says there are currently no plans to have more distribution, but they will continue to monitor the situation.
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