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Comanche Corner Cafe workers help feed during pandemic

Comanche Corner making "donation soup" for those who need it
Posted at 6:29 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 19:31:41-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — COVID-19 has affected the Coastal Bend in many ways.

Workers with Comanche Corner Cafe realize this problem and are stepping in to help area families put food on the table.

“It’s just comfort in a cup,” said Comanche Corner Cafe owner Ricci Neer.

Neer says anyone can receive donation soup. And for about five weeks workers have been putting together donation soup for families who may need a little assistance when it comes to a meal.

“And we had such an outpouring of support that one of my goals was to give back to the community in this way," Neer said. "It was a promise I made for the people who supported us since March."

This idea has been in the works for the past three years and the focus was not just to give back to the community but to also help area women who need a helping hand. This includes women who may be facing chemotherapy, new mothers or women in domestic violence situations.

“You know they’re usually sheltering at a friends house or at a family's house and so it’s just a way for us to be able to kinda take the load off of the meal preparing and just bring something nice and comforting to a woman in need,” Neer said.

The local business plans to connect with other organizations like the Purple Door and will continue for those who may need help during the coronavirus health crisis.

“You know, to hear the stories that people come to get soup for their moms and get soup for their neighbors and to be able to support someone," Neer said. "It's just, it it feels really good to be able to give back."