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 three 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.
AH Church of Christ – Bread for Life Pantry
Tuesday’s (1:00pm to 2:30pm)
Wesley United Methodist Church
3915 Gollihar Road
Thursday’s (1:00pm to 2:30 pm)
St. Anthony’s Social Services – Robstown
403 E. Main
Thursday’s (9am to 11:30am)
Must book an appointment call 361-387-3467