Community food distribution scheduled for May 22

Fresh items will be pre-boxed and distributed to families

VICTORIA, Texas — Baptist Temple Church has partnered with the Tri-City Empowerment Council to hold a food distribution for the community on Saturday, May 22. The distribution will be held at 1804 N. Laurent St. in Victoria.

Items will begin to be dispensed to the community at 9 a.m. and will go until food items run out. The administering of food will be drive-through style, held in the church parking lot.

Distribution is provided by the Farmers to Families program, a non-profit organization designed and implemented as a temporary, emergency relief effort to respond to the severe market disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A truckload of pre-boxed fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry and dairy items will be distributed to families. There will be approximately 1500 food boxes and 1500 gallons of milk.

“We have been helping out people in the community simply by handing out some snack packs and bags with hygiene items to those who come by the church looking for help,” said Pastor Jeremy Prichard. “We had a gentleman come by for some help a while back and it turns out that he had a relative who has been coordinating these trucks to other local towns. So when he saw that we were helping out our community in a similar way he hooked us up with this other organization, the Tri-City empowerment council. We have been looking for new ways to serve this community and this seemed like a great way to begin to do that.”

This will be the first food distribution coordinated by Baptist Temple Church. The Tri-City Empowerment Council has held several distributions in neighboring cities Cuero, Yoakum and El Campo.

Food boxes will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.