2021 Food Pantry Special Grant

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The Coastal Bend Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of a Food Pantry Special Grant in the amount of $186,511.08 to the Coastal Bend Food Bank during today’s check presentation held at their site. These funds along with a grant of $13,488.92 to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent totaled $200,000 benefiting 84 food pantries in the counties of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio.

The special grants will be prorated by county and based upon the number of individuals served in 2020. Last year these pantries served a total of 313,105 individuals in the seven counties. Each pantry will have a credit at the Food Banks from which they can draw through August 31, 2021.

Since inception of the Food Pantry grant in 2018, a total of $730,000 has been granted by the Foundation; $688,692 to the Coastal Bend Food Bank for pantries in Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, and San Patricio counties and $41,308 to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent for pantries in Refugio County.


The Mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend by building community endowment and addressing social, educational, environmental, and cultural needs through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

The Foundation’s Vision is to provide the Coastal Bend with:

  • Efficient gift options to meet donors’ charitable wishes
  • Effective grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students
  • Ethical leadership to promote and enhance area philanthropy

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