Marble Falls Helping Center




Numinous Coffee Roasters baking bread for the needy

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Numinous Coffee Roasters owner Alex Payson, left, and employee Ocean Leigh bake and package fresh bread for delivery to the Helping Center. The coffee shop has converted its dining room into a bakery to serve the needy.





By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

While some larger businesses may be keeping an eye on their profits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Payson and his employees at Numinous Coffee Roasters are making dough of their own — for bread.


Post Office to help stamp out hunger May 11 for Helping Center

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Helping Center Board President Paul King volunteered May 6 at the Marble Falls food pantry. Volunteers, the Burnet County Hunger Alliance and the U.S. Postal Service are working together to collect food May 11 for Stamp Out Hunger campaign.





By Connie Swinney
The Highlander

As Helping Center Executive Director Sam Pearce has known for years, a dry, hot summer can lead to a food drought without community assistance.


Alliance joins forces to eliminate hunger

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Kathy Savage, left, the Highland Lakes Service League (HLSL) liaison to the Marble Falls Helping Center delivers food for the Marble Falls Helping Center to volunteer Barbara King. Monthly donations from churches and service organizations help keep the shelves stocked for some 1,700 people in need.

The Burnet County Commissioners Court, joined by the Burnet County Hunger Alliance (BCHA), proclaimed September as Hunger Awareness Month during the Tuesday, Sept. 12 court meeting.

The BCHA is a volunteer group of food pantries, churches, school administrators, elected officials, area leaders and active citizens committed to ending hunger in Burnet County. The Alliance provides a forum to build relationships and communication for working together to comprehensively feed the hungry in Burnet County.


Wheels for Meals supported pantries Saturday

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Vicki and Joe Morris, left, admire a 1941 Chevrolet pickup—first of Chevy's AK Series--with restorer Hugh Reed at the Wheels for Meals food pantry charity car show and fish fry, held Saturday, April 16, at Save the World Brewery in Marble Falls.



Wheels for Meals, the benefit for local food pantries, drew classic car enthusiasts and fried catfash lovers to Save the World Brewery in Marble Falls on Saturday, April 16.

Proceeds of the $20-per-plate dinner event will support the Marble Falls Helping Center, Joseph's Food Pantry in Granite Shoals and Sharing the Harvest in Kingsland. Each serves as a Capital Area Food Bank resource for those in need in Burnet and Llano counties and each one was offering the oppertunity to volunteer as well as to donate.

The Helping Center, 830-693-5689, is located at 1315 Broadway Street in Marble Falls. Joseph's Food Pantry, 830-220-2344, is located at 706 North Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Sharing the Harvest, 325-388-0620, is located at 3435 Ranch to Market Road 1431 West in Kingsland.

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