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CRRC Hopes for Help from San Antonio Food Bank

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CRRC Hopes for Help from San Antonio Food Bank

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Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake is "cautiously optimistic" the San Antonio Food Bank can help it meet increased demand for its food pantry.

With food pantry activity up by as much as 40 percent, Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) is crossing its fingers that the San Antonio Food Bank will help it meet its clients’ needs.

“We are cautiously optimistic that our partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank will aid us during this state of emergency,” said Maureen Schein, CRRC’s development director. “We just haven’t had any communications just yet on how things will happen. I’m sure they’re up to their eyeballs in plans and phone calls.”

The charity reminds residents that its thrift store, 1941 FM2673, Canyon Lake, which generates 56-percent of CRRC’s annual budget, remains open for business even though it is no longer accepting donations of clothes, household items, books, exercise equipment, furniture and other items due to COVID-19.

“People shouldn’t not visit the store because we aren’t still taking in donations,” CRRC Executive Director Darin Zumwalt said in an email. “We’re bringing new items out of storage every day. We still have new treasures.”

Customers are asked to sanitize their hands when they enter the store. Hand sanitizers have been installed near doors.

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