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Food Bank's Summer Food Nutrition Program helping hungry families

By Victoria Advocate
July 2, 2010 at 2:02 a.m.


SUMMER FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM

CALHOUN COUNTY

First United Methodist Church 601 S. Second St., Seadrift 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 28, August 25, September 22

COLORADO COUNTY

First Baptist Church 527 North Lake St., Eagle Lake 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 8, August 12, September 9

DEWITT COUNTY

CAMAL House 118 W. Main St., Cuero 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 20, August 17, September 21

GOLIAD COUNTY

Goliad Food Pantry 611 End St., Goliad 9 to 11 a.m., July 22, August 26, September 23

GONZALES COUNTY

G.C.A.M. Food Pantry 708 St. Louis St., Gonzales 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 21, August 18, September 15

JACKSON COUNTY

Helping Hands of Jackson County 324 E. Main St., Edna 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 27, August 24, September 28

LAVACA COUNTY

First Baptist Church 202 Dunn St., Yoakum 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 9, August 13, September 10

REFUGIO COUNTY

Good Samaritan Ministries 711 Commerce, Refugio 1 to 3 p.m., July 22, August 26, September 23

MATAGORDA COUNTY

Harvest House 2204 Nichols St., Bay City 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 26, August 23, September 27

VICTORIA COUNTY

Parkway Church, 4802 N. John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 23, August 27, September 24

WHARTON COUNTY

Just Do It Now, Inc. 1619 Martin Luther King Blvd., Wharton 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 16, August 20, September 17

The Summer Food Nutrition Program has gotten off to a rousing start.

In June the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent distributed 186,290 pounds of food to 1,190 families in 11 counties.

During the next three months, the food bank expects to make an additional 33 food distributions that will serve about 3,000 families.

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is one of 13 Texas Food Banks that have been awarded federal stimulus funds from the to provide up to 50 pounds of food to families with children under the age of 18.

The food bank is supplementing the food boxes with donations from area retailers.

To apply for assistance or for further information contact the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent 361-578-0591.

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