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Help us share info about The Caring Place!

Are you looking for someone to speak to your organization about The Caring Place? Rita can help.

Would you like to sign up for an upcoming Chat & Chew or another informational event? Rita can help with that, too!

Would you like to fundraise for The Caring Place? Maybe you are interested in being a sponsor for one of our fundraising events? Connect with Rita!

Are you ready to participate in our Little Blue Barrel campaign as outlined below? Rita is the one to call!

Contact Rita Turner, Community Engagement Manager at or 512-943-0702.

What is the Little Blue Barrel Program?

The “Little Blue Barrel” encourages monetary gifts to the Food Pantry.  Simply borrow a Little Blue Barrel for your church, neighborhood, business, club or other organization and start collecting money for The Caring Place Food Pantry.  Your dollars go a long way.

  • Contact Rita Turner at or 512-943-0702 to arrange the reservation of a Little Blue Barrel.
  • Please provide name, organization (if applicable), address, phone number and email address.
  • The Little Blue Barrel will be loaned for a 7-day period. This allows The Caring Place to deposit any checks that may be put in the barrel.  If your fundraiser is complete in less than 7 days, please feel free to drop off the Little Blue Barrel to Rita at 2000 Railroad Avenue or call 512-943-0702 for a local pick up.
  • Please keep the Little Blue Barrel in your possession during your week of fundraising.  Since you are receiving monetary donations, we recommend that you do not leave the Little Blue Barrel unattended at events or in public.
  • If a donor would like a receipt, please have them provide their name and address and attach it to their donation.

On average in 2020, The Caring Place could purchase 14 pounds of food, the equivalent of 12 meals, for every dollar spent.

How?  We are Platinum Partners at the Central Texas Food Bank.  This partnership provides us with deep discounts and access to a lot of fresh and shelf stable food!  Our community can’t get deals like this at the grocery store.  Here are some pricing examples of some recent trips with our truck:

$0.15 - a 16oz jar of peanut butter

$0.35 - a 48oz bottle of vegetable oil

$0.60 - a  64oz bottle of apple juice 

$0.15 - a 15oz can of peas

$0.15 - a 15oz can of diced tomatoes

$0.95 - 5LB bag of chicken strips

Thanks so much for helping feed our neighbors in need by hosting our Little Blue Barrel

Contact Rita Turner, Community Engagement Manager at or 512-943-0702.

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