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CARE CORPS

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,

I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, 

I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."

Matthew 25:35-36

ZIP CODES SERVED:

75231, 75238, 75240, 75243,

75248, 75254, 75042, 75044,

75080, 75081, 75082

972.234.2273

CARE Corps is a food pantry in Richardson, Texas. 

This 211 Texas helping agency and benevolence ministry serves the community with a local North Texas Food Bank pantry. Our attempt to glorify God by loving our neighbors-in-need gives us the opportunity to share hope and faith and change lives. CARE Corp has been assisting low-income residents in the Richardson Independent School District area since 1986.

Through an affiliation with the North Texas Food Bank, as well as donations from compassionate community members and area grocers, CARE Corp offers fresh produce, meat, dairy and food pantry items. In an average month, CARE Corps distributes 20,000 pounds of food to more than 230 people, equivalent to nearly 11,000 individuals and 1 million pounds of food each year, 50% more during the pandemic.

 

Brittany lives in a neighborhood by the CARE Corp food pantry. This single mom works a 40-hour work week, paying for daycare. Once a month, she drives to CARE Corp to pick up a bag of groceries to help out for a few days.

Gus and Mary are living on Medicare. They take care of their grandchildren when they can. Gus has received treatment for cancer for the last 6 months. But you’ll never not see a smile on Gus’ face, with overwhelming thanks for the groceries they receive.

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How can you help?

 

Give an hour of time or add a few items to your shopping list. 

Little things can be the most important thing you do all week. Show your kids how important it is to take care of people who are struggling. Plus, the people you work beside are caring people who become heart friends. 

Drop off a few grocery items.

The office is open Monday-Thursday, 10 am- noon. General needed items include sugar and oil.

Spend an hour of time.

Help pick up donations at a local grocery store. We’ll partner you with someone experienced to load up groceries at the back of the store. Bring it back to the office.

You or others will then cull through produce and stack groceries on shelves in the food pantry.

Want to greet the clients we’re helping? Meet them at their car to take note of their needs and gather their information. Then bring them their groceries. More than a few cutie patootie kiddos can be seen giggling in the back seat. The smiles make all the difference.

Want to get involved? Contact Lori at lori@carechurch.org.

TESTIMONIALS:

 

"We have never needed food assistance before I lost my job. Thank you for the food, and the flowers were a great touch. I haven't had flowers in years, and they made me smile." CS



"Thank you for being there when I and my family needed a helping hand with my rent. The rent assistance was appreciated. May God bless your volunteers and your programs." DRC



"Thanks to all of you for assisting us during this time of illness. You are in our prayers too!" WK

FOOD ​PANTRY

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are providing help to anyone in need regardless of home address, income, or age.

You may come for food once every 4 weeks on one of these days:

  • Tuesdays:   from noon (12 PM) to 2:30 P.M.

  • Thursdays: from noon (12 PM) to 2:30 P.M.

  • 1st Wednesday of each month:  from 6 to 7 P.M.

When you arrive, please:

  • Park in front of the church.

  • Wait in your vehicle and a volunteer will come to your car.

  • Show us a photo ID.

  • Tell us the number of adults and children in your family.

  • Tell us if there is any food that you cannot eat.

  • Let us know if you are homeless

  • Wait for the volunteer to deliver food to your vehicle.