Choice Pantry: getting rid of food waste

Catholic Charities opens food pantry next week
Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 18:01:43-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Catholic Charities wants to cut food waste and give people the chance to choose their own grocery items, for free.

They have redesigned their own food pantry to be a “choice pantry.”

This gives the community the chance to choose their own items they may need for their household, as opposed to being given a bag of pre-selected items.

The process is simple.

First, head to Catholic Charities at 615 Oliver Court.

Meet with staff on money management and see what other benefits you qualify for.

Then, get to shopping for what you need.

Grocery items include canned goods, boxed cereal, rice, bread, refrigerated and frozen items and fresh local produce.

Catholic Charities partnered with Grow Local - South Texas to provide education on growing our own food.

As well as giving the opportunity to head to their Learning Garden to learn more about where our food comes from.

Catholic Charities say the pantry redesign was also created to help those impacted by Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the food stamp program.

This Choice Pantry is also looking for volunteers.

It will open Monday, March 2.