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Drive-thru food giveaway set for Del Mar students

Del Mar College opens food pantry, addressing student food insecurity
Posted at 11:42 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 00:42:44-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Del Mar College students with food insecurities will be getting some help from the Coastal Bend Food Bank this week.

The college and the food bank will set up a drive-thru food pantry on Friday, May 8. Students can drive in to the East Campus parking lots next to the Venters Business Building starting at 10:30 p.m. and last until supplies run out.

Students should use the access from Naples Street off Kosar at the Staples intersection.

Mobile drive-thru food pantry guidelines include:
• one box of food per vehicle,
• students must remain in their vehicles at all times, and
• vehicle trunks must be empty.

The Food Bank is providing pre-packed boxes of non-perishable items, some produce and drinks.

“As students are finishing up classes during this uncertain time, we want to make sure their basic needs are being met,” says Cheryl G. Sanders, DMC dean of Student Engagement and Retention. “We are so thankful for our partnership with the Coastal Bend Food Bank during this critical time. We want food to be one less thing that students have to be concerned about as they strive to achieve their goals.”

Students must present their current DMC I.D. to participate.