"With hundreds of families seeking emergency assistance from Caritas every week, lower donations of food and funds have created a strain on Caritas' ability to provide its customary level of food assistance for the Waco community. Client numbers have increased almost 40 percent over the past year. This past week, Caritas served 543 families, and the numbers are expected to remain high. This increase has led to an immediate need for food donations to supply pantry operations." [KWTX - 6:00 pm news item October 25, 2010]
In order to serve those in our community who are in need the Baylor University Libraries will observe our annual "Library Week of Caring" from November 15 -19, 2010. The Libraries will collect non-perishable food items that will go to the Food for Families food drive benefiting Caritas. Boxes will be located throughout the Central Libraries as well as Armstrong Browning, the Texas Collection and the Poage Library. All food items collected will be taken to the KWTX studio on November 19th and will go to help stock the shelves in our local Caritas.
Contact Carol Schuetz (X4410) with questions.