Rhonda McNeill, Food and Nutrition Program Manager, gave us a tour of the mini shopping market on Advogt Street in Boerne on the same day HCFS celebrated its 36th anniversary. The shelves are filled with canned goods, fresh artisan breads from H-E-B in Boerne, and healthy produce, as well as dairy products and lean meats. All goods are donated by the San Antonio Food Bank, H-E-B and through donations by the community and organizations. Rhonda fills the shelves with nonfood items that may be needed in a crisis, like personal hygiene products, cleaning products and necessities like batteries and light bulbs. She attempts to keep the “junk food” off the shelves so that the families can enjoy healthier choices.
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Staci Almager, Chief Executive Officer, explained that the Corner Cupboard provides for families in active crises with clients moving to self-sustaining situations with time. "Case managers work with clients to help identify the barriers which prevent them from working through the crisis. Clients set their own goals and we guide them to move forward with as many tools as possible. We reassess quarterly to see if the solutions are working or not. A crisis does not last a lifetime. We work carefully with our clients to ensure they are planning for their future after their crisis."
HCFS provides clothing and household needs based on availability in the secondhand retail store Random Hangers & Warehouse. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 830.249.8643 for inquiries.