AUSTIN, TX – After the unprecedented Texas winter ice and snow storm, a week after the devastation, countless Austin residents continue to struggle to find food, water and supplies. As the community continues to band together to help the hardest hit, a popular Austin bakery managed to donate more than $ 10,000 in essentials in five days.
Crema Bakery & Cafe on 9001 Brodie Lane started the sales effort almost immediately after the storm and has been able to serve countless individuals and families as the area continues to experience shortages. “In the position we are in, we feel responsible to our community. Our job is to feed people,” said bakery owner Jessica Forkner Tomberlin, who runs the house with her wife Janessa.
“When the storm hit last week it was just chaos and madness for everyone,” said Janessa. “Grocery stores no longer have all the basic necessities. The lines are very long and we have many families and many elderly people in our community who only needed one way to get food.”
Given the ongoing need for assistance, Jessica and Janessa have no plans to slow down relief efforts yet. “We’ll be back tomorrow at 10 am. If you know someone who is in need, send them to us. If you need anything, please come over. If you can’t, please drop us a line – we will do our best to bring you food. ”For more information, including how to help or support the effort by making a donation to Crema Bakery & Cafe, please click HERE.