Legends of Texas Meat, Eat, & Greet
with Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley
Benefiting Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry
Saturday, February 10th, 4-7pm
We’re proud to partner with Texas Boot Company for an exciting event benefiting an important cause! Meet Longhorn Favorites Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley. Enjoy samples of authentic Texas BBQ from Southside Market & Barbeque, Snow’s BBQ, and Roegel’s Barbecue paired with craft beer from Pinthouse Pizza. Anderson Bean Boot Company and Rios of Mercedes Boot Company will both be on hand offering up their expertise for custom designed boots and Richard Schmidt Designs will be designing hand-crafted custom jewelry. Proceeds from the event will be supporting the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry – a nonprofit organization based right here in Bastrop County that provided service for over 10,000 households in 2017 alone. We can’t think of anything more Texan than enjoying football, boots, BBQ, and beer in the spirit of helping our neighbors. Join us at Texas Boot Company in Bastrop!
Admission is free; however, suggested donation for BBQ plates is $20 per adult and $10 per child. In addition, cash donations can be made online and the Texas Boot Company will also be accepting non-perishable goods to benefit the Bastrop Food Pantry.
Saturday, FEB 10th, 4-7pm
The Texas Boot Company – 733 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, Texas
The Food Pantry served more than 10,000 households in 2017—more than 19,000 people, distributed more than 324,000 pounds of food and provided over 258,000 meals, 36 hours of instruction reaching 560 households, 8,000 referrals, 456 emergency interventions.
Big numbers…that speak to the large number of Bastrop County residents living in or on the thin edge of poverty—one in seven in our county. And that ratio is an understatement: it doesn’t reflect the large numbers among the undocumented population in the same circumstances. By that imperfect measure, a minimum of 14.4 percent of Bastrop County residents are food insecure. Approximately 25 percent of Bastrop County’s children live in these same homes: 4,790 children are facing hunger. According to Feeding America’s Map, the Meal Gap statistics for Bastrop County suggest an even more alarming reality: about 73 percent of our school-age kids are in low income families and qualify for the federal free or reduced price meals program