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CRRC’s Emergency Food Pantry Reopens Saturday, County Judge Works on Other Assistance for Comal Residents

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Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) said it will reopen its emergency food pantry Saturday after staff checked its facilities for storm damage.

“We will have some drinking water and will be portioning it out to households until we run out,” said Development Director Maureen Schein.

The pantry is out of of or only has limited quantities of milk, eggs, cheese and produce. Most other staples are available.

CRRC is talking to the New Braunfels Food Bank about a mass food-distribution event at the New Braunfels Rec Center. There are no further details at this time.

Residents suffering in the aftermath of the storm can email info@crrcofcanyonlake.org.

“This is not for food orders from the food pantry,” she said. “This is for other problems that we will try to work on with our other agencies.”

The charity’s thrift store also will reopen from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday. Donations will not resume until Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Comal County’s Efforts

Comal County Public Information Officer Cary Zayas said Judge Sherman Krause and Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Kelley are working with the State of Texas on other relief efforts.

Canyon Lake Pct. 1 Commissioner Donna Eccleston said on Facebook that Krause also is working to get power and water to first responders.

The county also asks residents to help the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) collect information for its storm-damage assessment data.

The move is voluntary and is not a substitute for reporting damage to insurance companies. It also does not guarantee disaster relief assistance.

The data will help demonstrate the storm’s impact, statewide, and could assist wtih eligibility to potential federal programs, Zayas said. To participate visit arcg.is/uOrOb.

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