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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 volunteer benevolence ministry of Care Church

and a 211 Texas helping agency in Richardson.

Our attempt to glorify God by loving our neighbors-in-need gives us the opportunity to share hope and faith and change lives. Through an affiliation with the North Texas Food Bank, as well as donations from compassionate community members and area grocers, the CARE Corps pantry offers fresh produce, meat, dairy and food pantry items.


CARE Corps has been assisting low-income residents in the Richardson Independent School District area since 1986.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.


 
 

Food Pantry

We will serve you regardless of your zip code. You may come for food
once every 28 days on one of these days:

  • Tuesdays: from noon (12 pm) to 2:30 pm 

  • Thursdays: from noon (12 pm) to 2:30 pm

  • 1st Wednesday of each month:  from 6 to 7 pm


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 of any food that you cannot eat.

  • Let us know if you are homeless.

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

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Financial Aid


Unfortunately, we are not able to offer financial assistance for the remainder of 2022. When funds become available, we are only able to serve those who live in the Richardson Independent School District zip codes. However, we are happy to speak with you on the telephone to help in any other way we can. To speak to someone regarding a non-financial request, please leave a detailed message with your name, number and zip code. Volunteers are not immediately available but will return your call when possible.  A helpful tool for finding a variety of assistance in your zip code is www.helpfinder.org.

 
How can you help your neighbors?

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


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. You show your kids the importance of taking 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.

 

  •  Help at the pantry:

With an experienced partner, pick up donations at a local grocery store. Cull through produce and stack groceries on shelves in preparation for distribution. Fill grocery bags for clients.

  • Greet Clients:

Meet them at their car, take note of their needs and share the information with those filling baskets. As orders become ready, take the groceries to their car. More than a few cutie patootie kiddos can be seen giggling in the back seat. The smiles make all the difference.

 

  • Make monetary donations:

Donations will be used for the most pressing needs, whether pantry items, diapers, or rental/utility assistance. Please mark donations for CARE Corps.

Neighbors and Testimonials:

 

Brittany lives in a neighborhood by the CARE Corp food pantry. This single mom works a 40-hour workweek, paying for daycare. Once a month, she drives to CARE Corp to pick up a bag of groceries to help 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 will always see a smile on Gus’ face, with overwhelming thanks for the groceries they receive.
 
"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