Foreign Visitors Come to Learn About Our Local Food Bank
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Visitors from the Near East and North Africa were in the Corpus Christi area Monday to learn how we feed those who slip through the cracks of government help programs.
The visitors toured the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, and even took part in boxing some of the food items that are handed out to member agencies to feed those in need. Those taking the tour said they were looking at ways to bring food banks to their own citizens.
"We were not surprised that the United States has problems taking care of their poor just as the rest of us do," said Saud Alttabi, a visitor from Iraq. "We're hoping to learn how to better get food to those who need it in our own countries."
Several of the delegates said they were impressed with how non-profits work in this country.
The U.S. State Department sponsored group was made up of those involved in human rights advocacy in countries including Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Kuwait.