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One out of four children in Bastrop County goes hungry according to the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry. So the Rotary Club of Bastrop County is donating $2000 to help feed them.

“We reached out to the Pantry to learn about their needs,” Club President Norma Jones said. “And we were shocked to learn how many children in our area go hungry. Once we learned about the Nutrition in Backpacks Before Little Ones Exit School (NIBBLES) program, we knew we want to make a difference in this way.”

The NIBBLES program currently provides weekend meals and snacks during the school year for 142 low-income children from Lost Pines Elementary, Red Rock Elementary and Bastrop.

“With your assistance, we would be able to provide out-of-school-time meals to five additional students who are currently on the waiting list,” BCEFP Development Support Specialist Kelly Manfredini told the club.

The donation was formalized at a ceremony on Jan. 6.

The Pantry still has children on the waiting list and, also, needs help weekly packing bags prior to distribution. If you can help, please call them at 512-303-0033.