Mass food distribution event rescheduled, testing sites closed Saturday due to severe weather

Houston Food Bank HISD Food Distribution Event at NRG Park
Houston Food Bank HISD Food Distribution Event at NRG Park

HOUSTON – Local testing sites and food distribution events will be upended by severe weather that is forecasted for this weekend, officials announced Friday.

Food distribution

A mass food distribution event at NRG Stadium conducted by the Houston Independent School District and Houston Food Bank that has drawn thousands of families in need in previous weeks will be rescheduled officials announced.

Officials said they wanted to ensure the safety of families, staff, and volunteers.

Instead, the massive food distribution event will be held Monday, May 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the NRG Yellow Lot.

School district officials said families may continue to visit HISD’s regular, weekday food distribution sites next week. Each site can distribute up to 500 bags or 15,000 pounds of food per day. Participants who walk to the sites also must adhere to social distancing requirements.

Here are the following new dates and times for HISD weekday distributions:

Monday, May 18

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