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Coastal Bend Food Bank feeds over 1,000 families at drive-thru giveaway

The food bank said they plan on hosting three mass distributions next week.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Several Coastal Bend residents waited their turn to get a full meal given to them by the Coastal Bend Food Bank.

"We're just trying to do what we can to make things spread as much as they can. This is a situation right now for food banks throughout the state of Texas. We're just dealing with unprecedented demand but we'll do what we can," said Robert Morales with the Food Bank.

Just over 1,000 families now have fresh food in their pantries. Organizers said huge distributions like this one can't run smoothly without its backbone: volunteers.

"If we have enough volunteers for a distribution, our distribution can run a lot smoother. When we have less volunteers, it takes a little bit longer. You see a little bit more of a pile up of vehicles," said Micaela Stewart with the Food Bank.

She said when volunteers step up, lots of our neighbors get to eat.

"We're not a large food-bank. We don't have a large employee base. We have about 40 plus employees but the volunteers are the ones that helps us to continue doing the work that we do," said added.

The food bank said they plan on hosting three mass distributions next week. With more hands-on deck, more people can get their meals quickly. Stewart said as long as you're six-teen and up, you can help out!

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