The Food Pantry

 

 WEDNESDAYS 9-11.  It is staffed by crews of 15 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 Hector Chapa 219-3540.
 

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 10, 2020.  All donations made on that day are doubled which means so much more!   You may also "pre-give" from November 1-9.  All donations must be made online with credit card or electronic check. Please consider donating on that day. The website for donating is:

www.coastalbenddayofgiving.org

You can also 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.

COVID has hit us hard!  Though we have not been officially open M-F our Food Pantry manager, Hector Chapa, is there everyday and continues to pass out food daily.  We have served 4,500 individuals during this period.  Though we are “officially” open for drive through service only one day per week, because of high efficiency we’ve been able to serve as many or more every month.  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 COVID  to make ends meet. Large amounts of grandparents,  have their grand children staying with them. It’s extremely difficult for these elderly clients to feed others. We expect to serve between 16,000-18,000 individuals in 2020-2021. 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.

 

 

Hector Chapa- Mgr. Food Pantry