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September 22nd, 2008
Sierra Circle, Sagewood neighborhoods team up to replenish food bank


After hearing reports of shortages at the Hays County Area Food Bank, the Sierra Circle and Sagewood neighborhoods got together for a food drive to help replenish the shelves. Earlier in the week, neighbors coordinated to send out emails and distribute grocery bags provided by HEB. On Saturday, they made their rounds, collecting enough food to fill the bed and the cab of a pickup truck, as well as over $700 in donations.

Ted Marchut, Sierra Circle neighborhood representative, said, “It was great to see the two neighborhoods working together like this. We didn’t have any email addresses for anyone on Sagewood, so the first that anyone over there knew about the food drive was when they walked out their doors on Friday morning and saw the bags and notes we had left. Still, Saturday morning the bags were out there waiting for us in both neighborhoods.”

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One thought on “Sierra Circle, Sagewood neighborhoods team up to replenish food bank

  1. Thanks for posting this story. It really was a great project and we were blown away by the donations people put together on such short notice.

    Speaking of short notice, since the folks on Sagewood really didn’t have any warning, we’re going to drive through again this Saturday afternoon, in case anyone found their bags too late to donate this past Saturday, but still wanted to contribute.

    We had a late delivery to the house from the Sierra Circle neighborhood, too. So, we’ll drive both again this Saturday.

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