The Diabetes Pantry Program helps the client that is in need of food assistance to manage there diabetes by providing them with healthy staple foods and fresh produce. The program started on March 22nd, 2012 and is being funded by Feeding America and Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. We currently have nine pantries where we distribute the diabetes food boxes and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi encourages clients that have been diagnosed with diabetes and meet the pantry requirements, to come in and participate in the program. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers that can help you understand how the program works and what the requirements are to partake in the program.

What do I need to do to participate?
As part of the program, clients must meet the pantry requirement and will be asked to take a 15-minute survey when they enroll, and a second 15-20 minute survey after they have been in the program for six months.  Participants will be asked to have a blood sugar test done (A1C test) at the point of enrollment and then six months later. The purpose of the survey and A1c testing, is to learn more on how to help clients manage their diabetes.

What do I get for participating?
All participants receive a FREE monthly food box for six months, plus education materials, referral to diabetes education classes, and if needed a referral to a health care clinic.

Where do I pick up my food box?
Once you enroll in the program, you will pick up your monthly food box and diabetes education materials at your food pantry or an assigned food pantry.

Pantry Locations:

AH Church of Christ
Bread for Life Pantry
826 Krill
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
Ph. (361) 241-1612
Area Served – Area Wide
Tuesday – 1:00pm to 2:30pm

St. Anthony’s Social Services
403 E. Main
Robstown, TX 78380
Ph. (361) 387-3467
Area Served – Robstown, Driscoll, and Banquete
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – Must call location to book an appointment.
Thursday – 9:00am to 11:30am

Wesley United Methodist Church
3915 Gollihar Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Ph. (361) 854-4367
Area Served – Area Wide
Thursday – 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Aransas County Assistance Department
301 N. Live Oak
Rm 107A
Rockport, TX 78382
Ph. (361) 790-0132
Area Served – Aransas County
Monday through Friday – Diabetes screening times may vary. Call location for more information.
Saturday – 3rd Wed of the month 9:00am to 12:00pm

Timmons Ministries  
10501 S.P.I.D.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Ph. (361) 937-6196
Area Served – 78418
Monday through Thursday – 10:30am to 1:00pm
Friday & Saturday – Diabetes screening time may vary.  Call location for more information.

Tri-County Christian Service Center
323 N. 7th Street
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
Ph. (361) 758-1988
Area Served – San Patricio County, Aransas County, and Port Aransas
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 8:00am to 12:00pm

Christian Care Center
3875 S. Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Ph. (361) 853-1868
Area Served – Area Wide
Monday through Friday – Diabetes screening times may vary.  Call location for more information.
Saturday – 1st Tuesday of the month.

Live Oak Outreach
3454 H 281
George West, TX 78022
Ph. (361) 449-1860
Areas Served – Live Oak County and McMullen County
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Christ United Methodist Church
1120 Senator Carlos Truan Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363
Ph. (361) 592-7711
Monday through Friday – Diabetes screening times my vary.  Call location for more information.
Saturday – 4th Sat of the month 9:00am to 11:00am

Please call locations to book appointments for Diabetes screening. 

Watch this video to learn more about the FBCC’s Diabetes Pantry Program.

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