Care Share Mission is a non-profit 501(c)(3) food pantry in Coldspring that has been assisting families facing food insecurity for 40 years.
Over the years, Care Share Mission has been at several locations but is now located at 21 N. Butler St. in Coldspring. The mission will celebrate its anniversary Oct. 9 and Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.
The center invites area residents to come by for a piece of cake and share stories.
In the early years Care Share Mission focused on serving families in San Jacinto County. About 30 families a month would be served and would receive beans, rice, and flour and a few canned goods. Today Care Share Mission is open to anyone needing food and provides a variety of fresh produce, shelf stable can goods, meat, cereal, peanut butter, bread as well as personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, soap bars and laundry detergent.
Care Share Mission started with a group of churches with a purpose to assist families in need. Today this purpose is still our objective. The need now is greater than ever to assist families. So far this year Care Share Mission has served over 8,000 people and over 4,000 baskets of food.
Care Share Mission is supported by the Houston Food Bank, area churches, individual donors, local businesses and organizations and dedicated volunteers.
The hours of operation are Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Donations can be sent to Care Share Mission, P.O. Box 818, Coldspring, TX 77331; or via Paypal at caresharefoodpantry.org.
Vicki Jowell currently is president of Care Share Mission