CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Without a doubt, the economy has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, affecting thousands of Texans.
According to Texas officials, more than 2.5 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since the month of March.
Texas Workforce Commission also reports that over 430,000 people have applied for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
Local churches, school districts, and food banks have started pop-up distribution sites all across the City of Corpus Christi and surrounding areas to help the community in this time of need.
The Summer curbside meals program from the Corpus Christi Independent School District will only be available through July 10.
"Curbside service will start at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Meals will be available while supplies last. Meals are available to children 18 and younger; children are not required to be CCISD students," said CCISD officials.
Many families have relied on the food being distributed by CCISD over the past several months.
3News has compiled a list of other free food distribution sites for you and they are listed below:
Church Unlimited (Westside location) says their food distribution hours have changed. Their hours are now Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coastal Bend Food Bank also offers a Senior/ Veteran Food Box Program. Learn how you can receive a food box delivered to you every month. All participants must be homebound, organizers say.
Casa de Dios is hosting a milk and food distribution pop-up site on Tuesday, July 11, located at 3402 Ayers St, Corpus Christi, Texas, from 3 p.m.. to 5 p.m. Casa de Dios hosts frequent milk and food distributions, so check their webpage for future dates.
Izzy's Food Pantry is available to TAMU-CC students by appointment only from 10 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday. To set up an appointment or for more information, please contact 361-825-FOOD (3663) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, located at 1322 Comanche St. in Corpus Christi, Texas. They offer free food, social services, and financial help for rent, medications, and other emergency needs Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (361) 929-0987 for more information.
First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi offers a food pantry located at 3115 Ocean Drive in Corpus Christi, Texas. They provide drive-thru style food distributions on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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