The Food Bank of Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Rotary Club will be packing 1,000 emergency food boxes in celebration of Hunger Awareness Month!
October 1, 2009
Food Bank of Corpus Christi Facts
In 2005 The Food Bank of Corpus
Christi was recognized nationally with an award for its
Mobile Kitchen. This
innovative program delivers food and nutrition education
classes to rural communities. This outreach model is
the first of its
kind in the nation.
Food Bank of Corpus Christi is one of only two food banks in the
State of Texas authorized by HEB to collect perishables from their local stores.
In 2006 alone, 889,685 pounds of perishable products, almost 20% of
our total food distributions, were perishable products.
The Nation's Food Bank Network is the nation's
largest charitable hunger-relief organization with a Network of
more than 200 regional member food banks and food rescue programs.
Marcia Keener was given an award for serving on our board for six years.
Walking out of the Food Bank was bittersweet for me. I walked in the offices at what is now our warehouse six years ago and today walked out of a new facility supporting expanded services to the hungry of the Coastal Bend Region. Our Executive Directors report today emphasized how far we have come. It has been such an honor to serve on the Board of this exceptional organization with each of you. It has also been an honor to work with our outstanding staff. The Food Bank is a highly respected organization due to the integrity and dedication of both staff and Board. I have been on many Boards over the years and can honestly say that I have been most proud to serve with you. Best of luck as you move forward to reach ever higher goals.
Andy Heines was given a plaque for serving as our board President for the year 2008-09.
A Special Thank You!
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
provided a grant to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi for the amount of $5,000 to obtain fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy foods for people who don’t have enough resources.
Save the date November 14, 2009!
8 October 2009
More information to follow
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Dinner will be donated by the
Corpus Christi Mustangs
SNICKERS® Brand, which has always satisfied hunger, is teaming up with Feeding America and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi to ‘Bar Hunger.’ As part of the ‘Bar Hunger’ campaign, SNICKERS will donate the equivalent of at least three million meals to Feeding America in 2009.
More importantly, SNICKERS plans to educate and inspire Americans to help through special branding and educational verbiage on its SNICKERS packaging, dedicated national advertising, www.facebook.com/snickers, as well as a series of events throughout the year.
YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THE CAUSE BY:
- Making the donation of your choice via the SNICKERS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/snickers. SNICKERS will match every donation–up to a total of $25,000.
- Making a $5.00 donation to Feeding America by texting the word "BAR" to 90999** through December 31, 2009
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/snickers or follow the cause on Twitter: @snickers
For information and to register for classes
please call Robert Gonzalez at 361-887-6291 Ext. 106.
Space is limited so please call to register for classes.
Any agency that is interested in learning more about or
scheduling a Healthy Kitchens program at your facility
please call Robert at Ext 106 or Kiesha Hall, Rural Nutrition Coordinator, at Ext. 110 for more information.