Food giveaways set
for Thursday, Saturday
The Central Texas Food Bank will distribute free food to help those who are facing increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Toney Burger Stadium, 3200 Jones Road, and Saturday at Del Valle High School, 5201 Ross Road.
Those attending the Thursday distribution must enter from the north side of Toney Burger Stadium, using the eastbound U.S. 290 frontage road.
Attendees will receive an assortment of food items totaling between 44 and 76 pounds. To adhere to social distancing requirements, pickup will only be available to those in vehicles.
For more information: centraltexasfoodbank.org.
Trash collection days
to change for some
Austin Resource Recovery announced a change to the weekly trash, recycling and compost or yard trimmings collection day of roughly 9,400 customers starting this week in an effort to rebalance routes.
Customers affected by the upcoming service changes have been notified by letter, email, postcard and with reminder door tags during the past few weeks. Those who are signed up to receive collection schedule notifications from the online My Schedule tool or from the Austin Recycles App will also receive notifications of their service changes through these tools.
Collection staff will follow the affected routes on both the previous and new collection days for four weeks after the transition begins, allowing for customers to adjust to their new service schedule. In the coming weeks, collection staff will place tags on any carts set out on the incorrect collection day to remind customers of the change.
on Lady Gaga event
BookPeople announced that tickets are on sale for a virtual conversation Tuesday night between Lady Gaga and her mom, Cynthia Germanotta. Besides being mother and daughter, the two co-founded the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 to support “the mental health and wellness of young people, empowering them to build a kinder, braver world.” Germanotta is president of the foundation.
Their new book, “Channel Kindness,” which will be released Tuesday, is described as a collection of stories of resilience about “young people around the world who found their inner strength, prevailed in the face of bullies, started their own social movements, and decided to break through the mental health stigma.”
Tickets for the conversation, which starts at 7 p.m., are $33.49 and include a copy of the book. Austin’s BookPeople is one of the affiliate partners, and purchasing through cadenza.tv/set/channel-kindness benefits the store.