The distribution day for 2015 is 10/31/2015, and the distribution will take place at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Letters, regarding the registration for the event, are distributed, by the school nurses, to the students on the free and reduced lunch program. Families come to the Serving Center where they will register and receive a coat voucher for distribution day.. This year there are over 13,000 students in the RRISD who are on this lunch program. The voucher is then redeemed on distribution day for a coat. At the conclusion of the distribution, any leftover coats are returned to the Serving Center and are distributed during November and December until the coats are gone.
The Serving Center is a charitable nonprofit social services agency and serves the Round Rock, Hutto, and Wells Branch areas. The program services include a food pantry, Round Rock Coats for Kids, Community Gardens, Computers for Kids, adult computer skills training, clothing and furniture vouchers, and financial assistance toward rent, utilities, prescriptions, gasoline, transportation, and temporary lodging. The agency is staffed primarily by volunteers and is supported by local churches, civic groups, businesses, the United Way of Williamson County, and the city of Round Rock. Many of our clients struggle to pay their bills and purchase food. The Serving Center has been helping people in this community since 1986.