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Farm bureau providing food relief

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The Bandera County Farm Bureau is joining the Texas Farm Bureau to assist those who are in need of food, as well as those who provide that food, in an effort designed to keep businesses alive in these unprecedented times stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Bandera County Farm Bureau President Barbara Mazurek said in a news release this month that the farm bureau’s Feeding Texas Co-op Contribution Program works to pair food banks and other food-relief organizations with local restaurants and caterers.

County farm bureaus like Bandera’s work with restaurants, catering businesses and similar food serving operations to provide meals to those in need. The food is delivered to people in need by a food bank or another food-relief entity, officials said.

The Bandera farm bureau is working with the Bandera Helping Hand assistance center by making a $2,000 donation to help Bandera County residents get food they need.

“The coronavirus pandemic has created real food hardships for many in our community,” said Mazurek. “We’re proud to be a part of the Farm Bureau Feeding Texas program and doing what we can to help those in our community.

The release said the Texas Farm Bureau is matching donations by county farm bureaus of up to $1,000 for any food-assistance project.