The Coastal Bend Food Bank distributes food in bulk to incorporated 501C3 nonprofit organizations or churches that have a purpose or mission statement related to the care and feeding of the ill, needy, or minor children. The CBFB has food pantries in or serving every zip code in Corpus Christi and has representation in most of the 11 rural counties that we serve.
The clients may call the food bank with their zip code, and we will refer them to the agency that is most convenient to their home. Clients must fall under the maximum income guidelines as designated by the USDA. The guidelines for income are based on family size, and it is the responsibility of the pantries to determine if a client meets that criteria. Generally, these pantries are emergency pantries that serve the clients at least 4 times per year.
Coastal Bend Food Bank does not distribute food directly to individuals.