The Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is open M-F, 1-3 p.m. It is staffed by crews of 6 volunteers per day. They interview customers, fill orders, input data into the computer, sort food, and stock shelves. Anyone interested and willing to serve should call Bud Smith at 664-5105.
 

Assistance is given every 90 days. 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 10, 2015.  All donations made on that day are doubled!!  Please consider donating on that day.   The website for donating is:

www.coastalbenddayofgiving.org

You can 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 $6 worth of food for $1 because of our association with the Food Bank in Corpus.   If you decide to donate food, the items to the right are those we always need.

 

Our area is no longer in a financial BOOM. On the contrary, we are experiencing a true BUST. We've had our biggest summer in over 30 Years!  Our mission has changed since 1983. Food pantries are no longer emergency aid only. It is becoming more difficult, with our aging population, for them to make ends meet. This summer we have served the largest group in our history. Large amounts of grandparents, whose children work, have their grand children staying with them during the summer months. It’s extremely difficult for these elderly clients to feed others. We expect to serve between 16,000-18,000 individuals in 2015-2016. We ask you to please consider having a food drive or 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.

 

 

Bud Smith-Food Pantry Mgr.