1 in 7 Americans face food insecurity

Posted by Amy Gazin August - 28 - 2014 Comments Off
1 in 7 Americans face food insecurity

Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, found in a recent report that 49 million Americans face limited or uncertain access to adequate food. The food assistance programs that combat food insecurity have two goals: providing immediate hunger relief and raising awareness to engage the country to fight hunger. Forty-nine million Americans, or one out of seven people, are food insecure. Of this number, 12 million are children and  [ Read More ]

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Great American Milk Drive continues..Learn how you can help

Posted by Amy Gazin August - 27 - 2014 Comments Off
Great American Milk Drive continues..Learn how you can help

  Feeding America food banks hear from their clients that milk is one of the most desired—as well as nutrient-rich—products. However, nearly half of the nation’s food banks get fewer than 24 gallons of milk donated per week. That’s why Feeding America and the dairy industry—including dairy farmers and milk companies—have launched a new initiative called The Great American Milk Drive. This campaign makes it easy for people to donate  [ Read More ]

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Local kids have been hearts for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Posted by Amy Gazin August - 25 - 2014 Comments Off
Local kids have been hearts for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi

The West Oso ROTC recently spent the final hours of their summer vacation volunteering at the Northside Mobile Pantry on Friday, August 22nd.  The students help sort, box and distribute donated food items for the Northside Mobile Pantry. The Food Bank of Corpus Christi urges area schools, churches and community groups to spend some time volunteering at the FBCC warehouse located at 826 Krill Street or at one of the  [ Read More ]

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Food Bank of Corpus Christi helps the elderly in our community

Posted by Amy Gazin August - 20 - 2014 Comments Off
Food Bank of Corpus Christi helps the elderly in our community

  The Food Bank of Corpus Christi (FBCC) hosted a mobile food pantry at the Hacienda Senior Citizen Apartment Complex on Greenwood Drive on Tuesday, August 19th to distribute boxes of food to more than 60 households. The FBCC’s mobile pantry program stops by the Senior Complex each month and is just one of 24 mobile pantry drops that takes place monthly throughout South Texas. If you would like to learn more  [ Read More ]

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News hounds roll up their sleeves for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Posted by Amy Gazin August - 20 - 2014 Comments Off
News hounds roll up their sleeves for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi

  Community volunteers from the Corpus Christi Caller-Times recently stopped by the warehouse to help inspect, sort and box donated food items which will eventually be distributed to food insecure individuals and families in an 11 county are of South Texas. This particular volunteer team calls themselves the ‘Good News Team’ and we couldn’t agree more. In all, 25 Caller-Times employees have stepped up this week to help the FBCC.  [ Read More ]

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