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Robstown ISD giving away bags of perishable food items for FREE

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 20:30:45-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Robstown ISD is giving away free food to folks in the community. They say there are no strings attached: It's just to help out people who could use the extra help.

They're calling it a "Food Drop".

And it's going down this Friday at the Robstown High School football stadium's parking lot.

Robstown High School students are volunteering, giving out bags jam-packed with perishable food items to give away to folks who need the helping hand.

"We just want to make sure that people are fed and that they're not hungry and we're alleviating some financial strain, so people don't have to go purchase these items to feed their families,” said Robstown ISD social woker Nataline Hall.

Hall said the food comes from a partnership with the Coastal Bend Food Bank.

Here's a just some of the food they'll be handing out:

“Bread, chips, soda, actual fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Hall.

Students will fill the bags early Friday morning, and at 11 a.m. people can start picking them up.

There are no income requirements, and people won't need to show proof they live in Robstown to get a bag.

School officials said they hope the free food will lighten the stress their area families may feel.

“We're hoping that correlates to better attendance, better grades, and better performance at school," said Coach Gonzalez.

And for anyone who can't make it this Friday, the district hopes to continue doing "food drops" throughout the year.

The giveaway will take place at 609 W. Hwy 44 Robstown.