Alice Food Pantry

 

 WEDNESDAYS 8:00AM or until the first 75 families are served.  It is staffed by crews of approximately 15 volunteers per day. They interview customers, fill orders, input data into the computer, sort food, and stock shelves.   The Code officers of Alice Fire Department have been a huge blessing to the Pantry.  They are frequently called upon to help unload food when we have a shipment on Tuesdays.  They are always willing if available.  We have also benefited from the involvement of various youth groups.  It's always great to have the youth, who have energy, involved!  Anyone interested and willing to serve should call Smiley Gonzalez @ 361-664-1015.
 

Assistance is offered MONTHLY. Our funding comes from grants, donations from churches and individuals, receipts from Trash and Treasure and fund raisers.  Our largest fund raiser is the Coastal Bend One Day of Giving which will be held on November 14, 2023.  We are a part of 62 charities who will share $1.4 million in matching funds. All donations made on that day are doubled which means so much more!   You may also "pre-give" from November 6-13(these early donations are also included in the match). All donations must be made online with credit card or check.  Please consider donating on that day. The website for donating is:

www.coastalbenddayofgiving.org

Throughout the year you may help by donating cash, food, and/or by holding a food drive at your church or business. Please realize that we prefer CASH donations.  We are able to purchase $7 worth of food for $1 because of our association with the Coastal Bend Food Bank.  If you decide to donate food, the items to the right are distributed regularly.

Though we are not officially open M-F, our Food Pantry manager,  Smiley Gonzalez, works almost everyday. Year to date, we have served approximately 9,000 individuals.  Though open for drive through service one day per week, because of high efficiency we’ve been able to serve as many per month as we did when we were open daily.  That means we are still BUYING food and still need funding. Our mission has changed since 1983. Food pantries are no longer emergency aid only but a necessity.  It is difficult, with our aging population and the economy to make ends meet. Grandparents, have had their extended family move in with them.  These elderly clients are now responsible to feed  many others. We expect to serve approximately 11,000- individuals in 2023-2024. We ask you to please consider making a monetary donation.  We have been called by God to serve those less fortunate in our midst.  We ask you to support us and join us in our mission.

 

 

Smiley Gonzalez- Mgr. Food Pantry