Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties
If you’ve never heard of Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties, you’ve probably heard of their programs. As a whole, the OWBC is a local community action agency. OWBC was born from the Economic Opportunity Act signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964. The goal is to give people a “hand-up” when they need help. Through Head Start, Meals on Wheels, and their Community Block Grant Services, they help support Central Texans in need.
Interview with Marco Cruz
Marco is the Executive Director of OWBC. He stopped by Local Insights to share all the great programs this nonprofit offers.
Meals on Wheels
This program provides hot, nutritious noontime meals to local seniors in need Monday through Friday. If you’d like to help support this effort, or are in need of this service, visit owbc-tx.org.
Head Start is all about providing outstanding educational opportunities for children and encouraging self-sufficiency in families. If you’d like to apply to Head Start, visit owbc-tx.org. They are actively enrolling students ages 0-5.
Community Block Grant Services
Community services helps transition low-income community members out of poverty through financial assistance, education, and coaching. If you, or someone you know, might benefit from this program, visit owbc-tx.org to apply for a grant. Spread the word to help give someone a “hand-up.”
Have you heard of Feeding Texas?
They are the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas. With 21 member food banks, they reach over 5 MILLION Texans every year who need food assistance. Check out this episode of Local Insights to find out how to volunteer or information on food banks.
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