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Coastal Bend Food Bank makes largest food distribution to date

Posted at 8:17 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 21:27:41-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coastal Bend Food Bank has been working hard to address food insecurities during the health crisis. On Wednesday, the nonprofit distributed 100,000 pounds of food making it their largest distribution event ever.

The pop-up food distribution was held the parking lot at La Palmera Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food bank estimates it gave away enough food for as many as 2,000 families on Wednesday.

"A friend called us and told us to come out and we came right out and everything has been perfect. This is just what we need. We appreciate everything," said food recipient Willy Miller.

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The food bank held similar food giveaways the last few weeks. Students at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi were able to receive food at two different events since the stay-at-home order went into effect. The food bank has already served communities in Aransas Pass, Tuloso-Midway, Bill-Witt Park, and many others.