Nourishing community, together. The Hill Country Community Cupboard is a community-sponsored project to address the hunger in our own neighborhoods. Counties in Central Texas experience food insecurity at rates 2 percent higher than the national average, and nearly one in four children in Central Texas goes hungry on any given day.
We invite members of the community, including PEC employees, to stock the Hill Country Community Cupboard with non-perishable food items and personal goods. All are encouraged to “Take what you need, and leave what you can.”
Our first cupboard is installed outside our Johnson City headquarters on the corner of East Ladybird Lane and South Avenue F. Check back here for updates, and look for more cupboards at PEC offices in the future!
Hill Country Community Cupboard FAQs
How does the cupboard work?
We’ve installed a physical “cupboard” outside our Johnson City headquarters on the corner of East Ladybird Lane and South Avenue F. We’re asking members of the community like you to “Leave what you can, and take what you need.” Anyone is welcome to stock the cupboard with donated non-perishable goods or to take from it whatever they need – no questions asked.
Who may take food?
The cupboards serve anyone in need. The food and resources are free to all.
Where is the cupboard located?
Our first cupboard is installed outside our Johnson City headquarters building on the corner of East Ladybird Lane and South Avenue F. We plan to expand the program to additional PEC offices in the future.
What can I donate?
Suggested non-perishable food items and necessities include:
- Canned fruit, vegetables and meats
- Rice and pastas
- Peanut butter
- Soups, stews and chili
- Spices and oils
- Baby food and formula
- Baby diapers and wipes
- Household cleaning products and paper goods
May my church, school group or community organization “adopt” the cupboard for a week or more?
Of course! Please contact [email protected] to schedule your adoption.