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Here's how you can help feed 1,000 Corpus Christi families this Thanksgiving

Asbury United Methodist Church wants to be sure no family goes without a Thanksgiving meal this year, and they need your help.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — More than 34 million Americans are living with food insecurity everyday, according to the USDA. These families lack consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.

In Nueces County, more than 22 percent of children live with food insecurity, according to Feeding America. 

This can be especially stressful during the holiday season. Asbury United Methodist Church wants to take some of that stress away this Thanksgiving by providing 1,000 meals for Corpus Christi families, and they need your help. 

The church is now collecting donations for their second annual Thanksgiving for 1,000 Project. Last year, the church was able to provide meals for more than 800 families in need.

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For the project, the church provides reusable shopping bags with specific food items and a $20 H-E-B gift card for the family to buy a choice of protein. These bags are then delivered to the Department of Family and Protective Services, elementary schools, church partners and veterans living in affordable housing complexes. 

The church is collecting food and monetary donations until Nov. 4. You can give online by clicking here and choosing "Thanksgiving for 1,000" on the donation drop-down menu. 

  • $50 feeds one family
  • $100 feeds two families
  • $500 feeds 10 families

You can also donate a filled reusable bag with:

  • One large stuffing mix
  • One large box instant mashed potatoes
  • Two packages brown gravy mix
  • One 28 oz. can of each: corn/green beans and fruit cocktail
  • One large Jell-O
  • One large can of yams
  • Two cans cranberry sauce
  • Cake or brownie mix
  • Frosting
  • $20 H-E-B or Walmart gift card

For more information, contact Jon Gain at 361-389-9176.

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