Galveston County Food Bank Super Site (08.12.2020)
GALVESTON – Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston will ramp up its effort to help people suffering economic hardship during the pandemic by serving as a Galveston County Food Bank Super Site on Wednesdays beginning August 12. This will replace the current location at Galveston ISD’s Alamo School, which has been hosting the distribution but must relinquish that role as the school year begins.
The Beacon of Hope Center is a program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, located at the Galveston Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway. It’s the only food pantry on Galveston Island that routinely provides both nonperishable and fresh or frozen foods, including meat, dairy and produce.
Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, the new Galveston County Food Bank Super Site at Catholic Charities will serve up to 250 households in just a few hours using drive-through distribution. To maintain safety, the distribution only serves families in vehicles. No appointment is needed.
People who must travel on foot can be safely served at the Beacon of Hope Center other days of the week by appointment. Pantry hours and contact information are available at CatholicCharities.org/covidFoodDistribution.
“The pandemic already created difficulties for many Galvestonians working in the hospitality industry,” said Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Executive Director Elizabeth Kinard. “In addition, we expect to see more people come to our food pantry for help beginning in September, the traditional time when need escalates for hospitality employees as the number of Island visitors decreases. Catholic Charities will be here to continue serving.”
The Super Site distribution is an ongoing coordinated effort between Galveston County Food Bank and its partners.