On Thursday, March 24, The Parrot Heads of Port Aransas presented a check for $4,500 to representatives of the Helping Hands Food Pantry. The Parrot Heads raised the money at their annual Spring Phling for the food pantry’s backpack program. The event was held in February. The funds will be used to create 16 to 20 backpacks of food for children who may not have enough to eat on the weekends. The food pantry serves 80 households in Port Aransas and 136 individuals. Folks can go there twice a month, or more often if needed. At the check presentation were from left, Jo Lang and Patti Highland, food pantry board members; Deno Fabrie, Parrot Heads president and Sue Roberts, Parrot Head member and pantry board member.