The Coastal Bend Food Bank received a large food donation Tuesday.
It was made by the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center which recently held a food drive. More than 700 employees participated in the event to help the food bank's efforts to feed those dealing with food insecurities.
The Center's Community Relations Director, Lori Garcia said,"We're very fortunate to be essential workers during this pandemic so some of our families out in the community are struggling to put meals on the table. So what [the employees] thought of of doing is a food drive to help the community."
Barrels and boxes full of nonperishable food items were dropped off at the food bank. Employees even collected shampoos, body washes and other hygiene products as well.
"This goes to show what kind of residents and staff we have there at the State Support Living Center. They're caring..not only they're caring for the residents but they're also caring about the community as well."