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Caritas of Waco Food Pantry moving to "drive-through" system

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 11:28:11-04

WACO, TX — Caritas of Waco Food Pantry will now distribute food using a "drive-through" system.

Caritas, located at 300 South 15th Street in Waco, is altering how it will be distributing food to people in need.

Beginning March 23rd, Caritas will distribute food using a “drive-through” system from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Food recipients must line up their vehicles along the Mary Street side of the Caritas building.

Those wanting to go through the drive-through should approach Caritas using Mary Ave. between S. 16th and S. 15th Streets.

Recipients must remain in their vehicles at all times unless otherwise directed.

Caritas staff, using social distancing methods, will come to each vehicle, will register the occupants to receive food and will then place food items in the trunk of a car or bed of a truck.

Food will not be placed in the cab of the vehicle, Caritas said.

Recipients must empty their trunks and/or truck beds prior to coming to Caritas.

Those who have not emptied them will be asked to exit the line and return at a later time when the trunk/bed has been cleared.

Food provided by Caritas is intended for use by those facing ongoing food insecurity, including food insecurity intensified by the current pandemic situation.

Their food is not intended to be for those who are seeking alternatives for finding items that are temporarily out of stock at a local grocery store.