Donations sought for local food center Posted in: Lifestyle The Texas Center for Local Foods continues to race against a September deadline to raise funds for the Elgin Local Food Center, seeking contributions from the community as well as Texas foundations. The Elgin Local Food Center, which is planned for downtown Elgin, would provide a kitchen and education center for community cooking events, businesses and educational resources. Additional resources could include freezers and coolers, food preparation areas, a teaching room, a smoke pit and more. The project would cost $2.3 million, which includes construction costs and three years of operating costs before breaking even. In March 2018, Elgin Economic ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!