Fundraiser helps Hays Co. food bank feed flood victims

FILE - In this May 26, 2015 file photo, a man walks along the Blanco River where sweeping flood waters overturned vehicles and knocked down trees, in Wimberley, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
FILE - In this May 26, 2015 file photo, a man walks along the Blanco River where sweeping flood waters overturned vehicles and knocked down trees, in Wimberley, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The need remains great for flood victims in Hays County, which was devastated by the storms over the Memorial Day weekend.

On Thursday, folks could help out and have a good time doing it at South Austin’s Moontower Saloon. It was a fundraiser to benefit the Hays County Food Bank, with several bands performing, the Salt Lick restaurant providing the barbeque and a big raffle with prizes donated by area businesses.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of people in the county and businesses donating all those prizes,” James Wagner, who works at the food bank, said with a smile. “I didn’t have a goal in mind and $1 more than we came with is great, but every little bit helps.”

The Hays County Food Bank has been doing this sort of thing for more than three decades, and thus far they have provided food and supplies to more than 400 families who lost so much in the recent floods. Contributions to their efforts can be made at their website.

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