RGV resident depending on food distributions after the winter storm

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MISSION, Texas (KVEO) — The cold front had unexpected effects throughout the state of Texas, including extensive power outages and roadblocks to food transportation. Now many are depending on food distributions to put some food on their table.

Rio Grande Valley Residents like San Juana Chavarrita continue recovering almost a week after.

Chavarrita says it has been challenging to find essentials such as water and eggs, so she is now depending on food drives.

“They should have told us to prepare, I’ve never experienced anything like this,” said Chavarrita.

She went a full week without water or electricity.

During the power outage, she used blankets to stay warm as the cold was unbearable even indoors.

Chavarrita’s husband Alfonso Gonzalez has not been able to work due to the outages.

“The auto repair shop where I work is currently closed due to the lack of water and electricity,” said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez mentioned there had been a lot of pressure to deal with the pandemic and now the aftermath of the winter storm.

For some, it has been easy to restock on the supplies that were lost. For Gonzalez, it has been a tough task.

Both Gonzalez and his wife say food drives right now are appreciated and a sign of hope.

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