Lupin’s Story

 

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, residents in a small rural community in the Coastal Bend  line up in the early morning hours to await the arrival of the Coastal Bend Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry truck. Volunteers with an area church help set up the distribution site and coordinate the distribution alongside the Coastal Bend Food Bank staff. For many in the area, the extra food they receive from the distribution gives them the extra help they need to get them through to their next paycheck.  Area resident Lupin arrived for this distribution in the early morning hours long before the CBFB Mobile Pantry truck arrives. Like many seniors, Lupin lives on a fixed income and must budget his expenses each month until his next check arrives. One of the things he looks forward to at each distribution is the access to fresh produces, something he normally isn’t able to purchase too much of on his limited income. Many times the cost to eat healthier is too high and many families and individuals are unable to make healthier choices on a limited income.  The Coastal Bend Food Bank strives to make available fresh produce, whole wheat grains, and proteins at each of our distributions.