Group collects record amount for shelter, pantry Posted in: Lifestyle On May 28, the Bastrop County Young Republicans delivered over a thousand pounds of food to the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry and Bastrop County Animal Shelter. BCYR worked since January to collect these donations from the community. The community’s generous donations filled the second story of their historic headquarters. BCYR collected 1,169 pounds of food for the food pantry. In addition, $250 cash was donated which will purchase approximately 1,500 pounds of canned goods. The drive was well-timed to stock the shelves for summer, which can be the neediest months of the year with children out of school. Additionally, for the ...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!