We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Del Valle Community Coalition Non-Profit.
COMMUNITY FRIDGE OPENS IN DEL VALLE, LOCAL AUSTIN AREA FOOD DESERT
March 13th, 2023
¨Del Valle is currently the largest food desert in Travis County. A food desert is an area without access to affordable and healthy food.
In this case, Del Valle’s nearest grocery store is 10-15 miles away at the H-E-B on East Riverside Drive.
To help with the lack of available food options, the Del Valle Community Coalition recently opened up a free fridge at Elroy Community Library.¨
COMMUNITY NON-PROFIT SAYS MORE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT EFFORTS NEEDED IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN/DEL VALLE
March 2nd 2023
"The Del Valle Community Coalition says that one good change is coming to the area: Project Connect. DVCC's Project Manager, Zapata says that the $300 million will be crucial to help fight displacement along major transit corridors."
LOCAL NONPROFIT UNVEILS COMMUNITY FRIDGE IN DEL VALLE
January 28th, 2023
"The Del Valle Community Coalition (DVCC) unveiled a community fridge at the Elroy Library Saturday morning.
The Free Fridge will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and aims to address food deserts in East Travis County."
COTA PARTNERS WITH DEL VALLE COMMUNITY COALITION FOR WINTER-RELATED EVENT
December 18th, 2022
"Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is partnering with the Del Valle Community Coalition (DVCC) to host a winter resource giving event. This year COTA will give away more than 1,000 trees to help spread holiday cheer to community members that really need it. Many families and individuals in the Del Valle community were invited to get winter clothing, blankets, toys, COVID-19 rapid tests, and and a Fraser fir tree."
14 NON PROFIRTS TO SPLIT $20M IN PROJECT CONNECT ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUNDING
Sept 29, 2022
"The Austin City Council earmarked $65 million in anti-displacement funding in its fiscal year 2020-21 and FY 2021-22 budgets. That $65 million pool is broken down into $23 million for land acquisition for affordable housing; $21 million in rental housing and ownership housing development efforts; and $20 million for community-initiated solutions."
EASTERN CRESCENT’S PATH TO GET PAST PANDEMIC IS ROUGH
"Woody, who with DVCC has long pushed for better infrastructure, fresh food, and health care facilities in Southeast Travis County, says the agencies that have vaccines to administer "need to make a bigger effort into getting out to the people, going to those communities, instead of having the communities come to them." She and Saldaña both note that in areas that have historically been long neglected, working with the people and groups whom neighbors know is vital to gaining their attention and then their trust. For vulnerable residents in Del Valle, even knowing the dangers posed by COVID-19, making time to get vaccinated isn't high on the priority list, said Woody. "Going to work, feeding their families, that's important to them."
COUNCIL CALLS FOR MORE AID AS FOOD AND WATER IS STILL LACKING
February 26, 2021
Lack of running water also makes it harder for people to feed themselves at home. Organizations like the Del Valle Community Coalition have helped to coordinate hot meal distribution by restaurants and food trucks. On Monday and Tuesday, the Wholly Cow food truck visited sites in Southeast Austin, where they handed out close to 1,500 meals; for some people, it was the first hot meal they had in more than a week.
AUSTIN FOOD TRUCKS, NONPROFITS SERVE UP MEALS, WATER TO RESIDENTS RECOVERING FROM TEXAS FREEZE
Feb. 22, 2021
Stepping up to help feed the thousands of residents across the region was the nonprofit Del Valle Community Coalition, which deployed a few Austin-area food truck favorites such as Olaya, Wholly Cow and Easy Tiger.
NEW TRAVIS COUNTY GROUP AIMS TO SUPPLY MINORITY COMMUNITIES WITH PPE IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
Feb 27, 2021
TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A new group will launch Saturday with the goal to supply “Black and Brown communities” with personal protective equipment, cleaning, and hygiene supplies.
COALITIONS HOST PPE DISTRIB-BOO-TION AND FLU SHOT EVENT IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN
Oct 31, 2020
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several Austin community groups teamed up to provide free flu shots and COVID-19 personal protective equipment on Saturday.
The Austin Latino Coalition and Del Valle Community Coalition held the Halloween-themed event at Ojeda Middle School, located near McKinney Falls State Park.
FOR RESIDENTS OF DEL VALLE, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS EXACERBATED ALREADY EXISTING INEQUALITY
May 5, 2020
Del Valle Community Coalition, a group that’s been advocating for better infrastructure and services for the last decade. Now, the group is focused on pandemic response. It began distributing meals at Del Valle High School last week as part of a county-supported food access network, a program the group will continue through the end of May.