If you are one of the blessed ones that did not lose everything, opportunities are open everywhere to help those that did lose it all. A devastating amount of people in the Houston area are without homes, beds, clothing, but most crucially they are without nourishment. While some shelters and disaster relief sites are at capacity and turning people and donations away, the Houston Food Bank is welcoming donations with open arms.
The Houston Food Bank has a history of providing disaster relief, but has never seen devastation on this scale.
They will provide food and supplies in the short term and for many months to come to residents in southeast Texas who will struggle to rebuild their lives. The Food Bank will work closely with their network of partner agencies to ensure food is getting to those who need it most. They also find ways to connect offers of help with those who are providing help.
If you need help
> Call our helpline at 832-369-9390
> Call 2-1-1
If you want to help those hit by Harvey
The best thing you can do to help the Houston Food Bank right now is to make a donation of money designated for disaster relief.
Our neighbors urgently need assistance. The Houston Food Bank’s greatest need is for funds that will help us provide relief and continue recovery efforts.
Donations will be used for disaster relief until this year’s needs are met, and the remaining funds will support ongoing hunger-relief efforts.
> Please register first so we can make sure you have a productive
> Regular volunteer shifts apply, open daily (including Sunday)
Donate Food and Supplies
Drop off curbside at 535 Portwall
Now through Saturday, September 9
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday
> Canned ready-to-eat items with pull tops: vegetables, fruit
> Protein in pouches or pull-top cans: tuna, beef stew, chili,
> Peanut butter
> Snacks: granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.
> Paper goods
> Cleaning supplies: mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes,
bleach, garbage bags, bug spray