Christ’s Kitchen’s food drive, still happening this weekend

Christ's Kitchen is having a canned food drive on Saturday, April 17, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm., they prefer vegetable canned goods.

VICTORIA, Texas – As many people gathered for Deputy Sheriff David Castillo’s recent memorial on Sunday, April 11.

The deceased officer’s family has partnered with Christ’s Kitchen to host a canned food drive, collecting more canned vegetables.

The organization is located at 611 E Warren Ave, Victoria, TX 77901.

Currently many community members are experiencing food insecurity, the Castillo’s want to help those who are struggling to put food on the table.

Since David Castillo was a selfless and giving person, the family knows that helping Christ’s Kitchen is something he would have wanted them to do in his honor.

Consequently, the canned food drive is intended to help people experiencing food insecurity.

Trish Hastings, Christ’s Kitchen Director, said they often run out of canned vegetables when feeding the community.

“It’s hard to get fresh vegetables on a tight budget and that would be green beans, corn, beans, carrots, pinto beans. That kind of thing, mixed vegetables, and we like the big cans because it’s easier to get open and in a timely manner. To prepare the food,” Hastings said.

Since the pandemic continues to affect our local economy, many people have been forced to make financial adjustments.

According to Christ’s Kitchen, before the pandemic they would feed about 200 – 300 people a day. Now they are feeding around 800 – 1,000 people daily.

While the Castillo’s are helping Christ’s Kitchen organize this event, they want everyone to remember that any donation really goes a long way. For example, 50 gallons of canned vegetables helps feed 1,000 people.

The canned food drive is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Christ’s Kitchen is accepting any canned goods and money donations.

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