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CRRC’s Closed Through Monday but Will Try to Reopen Sooner for Food Pantry Clients

CRRC of Canyon Lake is closed through Monday in the aftermath of this week's freeze. However, it may reopen over the weekend to serve residents who depend on its food pantry.

Community Resource & Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) is closed through Monday but is concerned about food-pantry clients stranded by this week’s freeze.

The charity also is checking with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) so see if this week’s disaster declaration qualifies Canyon Lake residents for assistance.

Development Director Maureen Schein said CRRC is consulting with law enforcement and Canyon Lake Fire/EMS about road conditions to see if it might be possible to reopen its food pantry, 1971 FM 2673 in Sattler, over the upcoming weekend. So far there is no damage to CRRC facilities.

However, she warns if the food pantry does reopen over the weekend it could be understaffed as many volunteers also are shut in by the weather.

“We do hope to be able to deliver groceries to our shut-ins as well as others who are still unable to get out, but we hope everyone will understand that some deliveries will depend upon road and hill conditions,” Schein said.

CRRC only has three space heaters left for seniors. Several weeks ago the charity had 40.

“We were pleased that people came in to pick them up before the storms hit,” Schein said.

CRRC asks residents to check MyCanyonLake.com, Everything Canyon Lake TX Facebook page and its own Facebook page for updates about services.

On Monday, Schein said the Resource Center also will assist residents with applications for rental assistance through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

“This funding has been made available to those who are behind on their rent,” she said. “CRRC will have computers and assistants available specifically for this process. This is in large part due to those who answered our call for a laptop last month! We had so many donated that we can provide this assistance.”

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