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Buda Area Food Drive a Success

The Buda Area Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Long Orthodontics to collect more than 1,000 lbs. of food for the Hays County Food Bank to help stock their pantry for the upcoming holidays. The Chamber member businesses that served as collection locations included: AMM Collision Centers, Austin Extreme Graphics, Austin Pet Memorial Center, Broadway Bank, Buda Chamber office, Central Texas Collision Services, Coldwell Banker, Edward Jones: Matthew Raves, Edward Jones: Shirley Malone, Fire Light Laser, Hays Communities YMCA, Hays Co. Constable: Matt Mancillas, Helen’s Casa Alde, Little Bluebird, Long Orthodontics, Noah’s Ark Storage, and State Farm: Wayne Weigelt.


Art Fonseca with Century 21, Randall Morris & Associates and his staff delivered food collection bags to the Plum Creek and Elm Grove neighborhoods and picked up more than 200 lbs. of food as a result. This combined effort doubled this year’s goal of 500 lbs. that had been set by the Buda Chamber and Long Orthodontics.

As an incentive, a drawing for a GoPro Camera was offered as a prize and Cole Williams of Buda was the winner of the camera. Congratulations!

Thank you again to all those who donated and participated in the food drive! The Buda community is amazing and this is just a small way to show how much we care about our neighbors and community.

The good news: It definitely creates new — and better! — expectations for next year’s food drive.