City of Rio Grande City and South Texas Food Bank partner in first mobile pantry



The City of Rio Grande City and South Texas Food Bank partnered on its first mobile food distribution on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Rio Grande City’s City Hall.


“The South Texas Food Bank is confident that its growth deeper into its service area is of great need, and one that will be of focus in the months ahead,” said DeAnne Economedes, Director of Compliance, South Texas Food Bank.


Over 21,897 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and milk was distributed to a total of 308 families consisting of 695 adults and 408 children; all totaling 1,103 individuals served.


The Mobile Produce Pantry was created to distribute fresh produce targeting rural and underserved populations. The program focuses on health and nutrition in response to the strategic plans of the South Texas Food Bank and Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger charity relief organization. The Feeding America Network and the South Texas Food Bank share a commitment to positively influence public health by augmenting its capacity and reach, increasing distribution of healthier food options, and educating communities on proper nutrition.


For information about South Texas Food Bank, visit southtexasfoodbank.org or call (956) 726-3120.


For more information, visit RGC TV at www.youtube.com, visit www.cityofrgc.com or call (956) 487-0672.