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Willie Nelson Says Food Banks of Texas Need You!

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Texans love many things. Community and Willie Nelson rank high among these loves. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is changing. Although need for food and provisions has always existed, the scope has greatly expanded. In a recent video plea made from his Spicewood ranch, Willie Nelson alongside his sons Lukas and Micah, viewers are requested to help upkeep community food banks through volunteering and donations. Volunteering is noted to be in accordance with safe practices recommending during the pandemic. This announcement was made in partnership with poweredxpeople.org.

Video: YouTube/Powered By People

Powered By People is now focused on organizing Texas food bank volunteers and contributors. The organization previously began in December 2019 as a post-campaign political action committee setup by Beto O’Rourke. This mission shift has created a tremendous tool to help neighbors and communities in need, without an association of political preferences or affiliation. Donations made through the Powered By People website will go to one of 21 food banks throughout the Lone Star State or can be divided among all or several.

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This video is one of several posted in the past two months, including a Luck Reunion livestream and a conference call event benefitting Farm Aid. The transcript of the April 13 video includes quotes such as: “if you’re in a high-risk group, please don’t take any chances,” “demand for food has skyrocketed, and there are no longer enough volunteers to get the food to people and the families who need it,” and “These are times when we have to come together and help those who need it the most.” The video featuring Willie Nelson and family is available on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. If you or someone you know needs assistance, consider reaching out to your local food bank. Texans helping Texans is one of our state’s defining characteristics.