On December 16th, committee members gathered all items from the food drive and made a delivery to the Brazosport Cares Food Pantry in Freeport. Brazosport Cares Food Pantry, an all volunteer, non-profit organization, screens and interviews each person that receives assistance with food. Clients are below the national poverty level. Brazosport Cares serves the eight cities in the Brazosport Independent School District: Oyster Creek, Jones Creek, Quintana, Freeport, Surfside, Richwood, Clute and Lake Jackson. The Food Pantry is supported by church congregations, businesses, service clubs, school organizations and caring individuals in the community. As reported from Lisa Doyle, Food Pantry Executive Director, in the year 2008, Brazosport Cares Food Pantry served 4,891 families. So far this year, the number of families requesting assistance has doubled since last year.
Pictured left to right: Lisa Doyle, Executive Director, Brazosport Cares Food Pantry; Terry McAlister, ABC Chapter President; Laurie Groth, ABC Cares Chairperson/Performance Contractors, Inc.;, Lisa Bundick Cobler, ABC Chapter Chairperson/Tri-Construction Co.; Ruby Pratt, ABC; and Kimber James, Perstorp Coatings, Inc.