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Apr 25, 2014 1:12 PM

Small Planet Helping Out Those in Need

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas Food Bank says almost 20 percent of Texans lived in food insecure homes last year, including close to 2 million children.

Small Planet, a local sandwich shop, is doing it's part to help change that number. Over at the Lamar Park location the owners have started a project called "Care to Share."

"Everybody hits hard times in their life. We all come into things that are unexpected, unanticipated, while those things are preparing us for greater things maybe down the road, it's difficult at the time. And so we want to be able to help each other," says owner Alyssa Dehart.

People that need help the most don't always speak up and ask. Small Planet customers agree wholeheartedly.

"That's great because that does happen, so often. So many times people go under the radar so to go out and find those people that really need the help. I think is excellent," says Julie Delder.

With the 'Care to Share' program, customers can choose to add any amount to their ticket to donate towards the program. The donations help Small Planet prepare sack lunches for hungry families.

Dehart says they're giving more than just a meal. "While the food is great, I think it also is just a matter of providing hope to the hungry, and letting them know that the community does stand behind them, and that they want to help. And that we're here for each other."

The Lamar Park location (3812 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi) is designated as the donation station. However, if you are interested in contributing in another way or would like to partner with Small Planet's effort to relieve hunger, contact them at www.smallplanet-gourmet.com.

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