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DeWitt Medical Foundation & Cuero Regional Hospital Partner to Get Funds to Community Food Pantry

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Contact: Emily Weatherly

Cuero, Texas: Cuero Health announced a partnership with DeWitt Medical Foundation to provide a $500 donation to C.A.M.A.L (Cuero Area Ministerial Alliance) House Food Pantry located in Cuero, Texas, along with a donation of items including paper towels, toilet paper and dry/canned goods.

Per the C.A.M.A.L. House Facebook page, C.A.M.A.L. House has been supplying food to folks in need in Cuero, TX for over 30 years. C.A.M.A.L. House is a 501(C)3 tax exempt organization staffed entirely by volunteers and maintained by community donations.

Martin Leske, board president for DeWitt Medical Foundation, said,” When the need was brought to our attention, we immediately started brainstorming solutions. We were thrilled to partner with Cuero Regional Hospital to provide funds to help the local food pantry which is serving our elderly and those in need in DeWitt County. Partnering with CAMAL (Cuero Area Ministerial Alliance) House Food Pantry to support with a financial donation was a great solution.”

Pictured from left to right are Nikki Lantz, DMF staff, Martin Leske, DMF Board President, Guy Dolan, C.A.M.A.L. House Food Pantry Board Member and Judy Krupala, Chief Nursing Officer of Cuero Regional Hospital.

“Cuero Regional Hospital is proud to be a strong community partner, and wanted to help C.A.M.A.L. House Food Pantry get supplies to those that need it locally,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health. “Our staff takes great pride in caring for our community and has done so for the past 50 years. We want to continue to take that level of caring outside of the walls of our hospital and clinics to help our community in their time of need,” said Falcone.

“We are grateful for this gift and would invite other business or individuals to donate at this time as the need is great,” said Freda Nelsson, director of C.A.M.A.L House Food Pantry. “We have many right here at home that are fighting hunger and food insecurity. DeWitt County has many that are struggling with jobs on hold or out of work, limited resources, and children home from school. Meeting their needs is critical at this time,” said Nelsson.

“We have taken precautionary measures to ensure the health safety of all who volunteer and visit our facility,” Nelsson said. “We will be delivering food via drive-thru on our distribution day/time to ensure their safety.”

‘According to research from Feeding America, in the U.S., 1 in 6 children may not know where they will get their next meal,” said Nelsson. “We were absolutely thrilled to see the efforts made by our Cuero ISD to provide curbside food for our children and applaud them for their good work. For those wishing to support our local food pantry, monetary donations as well as canned goods/dry food goods will go a long way in providing food for our elderly and low income families in DeWitt County.”

“If you or your business, church or civic organization would like to make a monetary donation or donate canned/dry goods, please contact us at 361-275-5022 or mail your check to P.O. Box 524, Cuero, TX 77954,” said Nelsson. “Please visit our Facebook page to learn more about our organization at And, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you in advance for caring for our local people in this time of need.”


More on C.A.M.A.L. House Food Pantry

C.A.M.A.L. House Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Thursday from the months of January to October. In November and December, CAMAL is open the second and third Thursday.

Hours of Distribution

Second Thursday of the Month
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. for all ages
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for seniors ages 64 and older.

Fourth Thursday of the Month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for all ages

Patrons may come one time each month.