LIST: Food and water distribution sites in the Houston area
HOUSTON – Many local businesses and organizations have opened food and water distribution sites in the Houston area in the wake of the recent winter storms. Various distribution sites pop up daily, so please keep checking this list if you’re in need. Houston Community College-North Forest CampusTexas State Representative Senfronia Thompson, NACC Disaster Services, Teamsters Union, Houston Community College (HCC)- North Forest campus, HCC Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Peoples United Summit, and other volunteer groups host water and food distribution in northeast Houston. The organizers will provide food and water for about 1,000 vehicles. Pet owners will receive free pet food, supplies, and information on additional resources such as the Houston Humane Society’s free spay/neuter program.
La Porte ISD offers 400 boxes of produce to area families at food distribution site
LA PORTE, Texas – Gratitude went much farther than the line that stretched into Sens Road Tuesday outside of La Porte Independent School District’s Support Services Center. The parking lot hosted a food distribution site that offered 400 boxes of produce to area families, including Lorena Perez. The farms provide food for La Porte ISD year-round, through The Common Market Texas, an organization that pushes sustainable farming. “We’re going to be able to feed thousands of people by the end of the week,” said Margo Robertson, outreach coordinator at The Common Market Texas. Robertson said 1,000 boxes total were donated and they’ll be distributed throughout the area, helping area families as well as farms.
HISD resumes food distribution at 3 locations this weekend
HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District has re-started its Neighborhood Supersite food distribution program. On Saturday, the district will host three supersites from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, Hexser T. Holliday Food Services Support Center and Sugar Grove Academy. All sites provide seven days’ worth of student meals and family food boxes from the Houston Food Bank. Families must either have children in the car or provide a birth certificate or proof of enrollment in any school district. January Neighborhood Supersite Distribution Schedule:Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m.Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St.Hexser T. Holliday Food Services Support Center, 6801 Bennington St.Sugar Grove Academy, 8405 BonhommeFor a complete list of distribution times and locations, visit HoustonISD.org/StudentMeals.
HISD increasing food distribution ahead of Thanksgiving
HOUSTON – Houston ISD is expanding its food distribution to ensure all students have access to healthy food during the week-long Thanksgiving break, which kicks off Monday, Nov. 23. All campus curbside pickup locations will over seven days work for student meals on Thursday, November 19. Typically, the district provides meals for three or four days. Additionally, a third Neighborhood Supersites will be held at Sugar Grove Academy on Saturday, November 21— the final community distribution before Thanksgiving. Campus and community distributions will resume their normal schedules when the district reopens on Monday, Nov. 30.
Imagen Venues joins USDA’s Farmers-to-Families program to serve nearly 3,000 families every week
HOUSTON – A local Houston event center has served thousands of families during weekly food drives for the community. Imagen Venues joined the USDA’s Farmers-to-Families Food Box program to distribute milk and produce to families every Thursday during the summer. “We are serving about 3,000 families every Thursday which turns into we’ve served about 17,000-21,000 families since we started this project in June,” said Weed. The food distribution site will give three gallons of milk and two crates of fruits and vegetables to each car. Amanda Ruiz told KPRC 2 that she has visited the food distribution every Thursday and is grateful for the community support.
MAP: Here are 12 HISD food distribution sites for families in need
HOUSTON – As the need for food is expected to grow due to students starting the school year at home, Houston Independent School District is resuming its summer meals program. Families will receive packages of produce and other food items. Seven of the locations will be operated in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, allowing families to pick up several days’ worth of student meals as well as packages of produce and other food items when available. Northside High School, 1101 Quitman St., will replace Marshall once it has been deep-cleaned and sanitized following a case of COVID-19. Here is a map of 2020 Summer Meals Site Locations:
Former NBA all-star Shaquille O’Neal presented humanitarian award while distributing food in Houston
HOUSTON – Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal made an appearance Saturday afternoon at the food distribution at NRG Stadium. He joined Mayor Sylvester Turner and other city officials provide resources to those in need amid COVID-19. Turner presented O’Neal with a humanitarian award for his random acts of kindness in Houston. O’Neal was shocked.
Houston Food Bank asking for more volunteers to help with food distribution
HOUSTON – The Houston Food Bank provided 1 million pounds of food to families in need on Friday. The organization is working with 300 different charitable organizations to provide food and has seen it’s food distribution go up 250% since the coronavirus pandemic began. But believe it or not, the group’s biggest problem is not a shortage of food or even money -- its manpower to handle all the work. To help volunteer at the Houston Food Bank, click here.
LIST: Some food distribution sites in the Houston area this week
HOUSTON – Here is a list of food distribution events that are going on in the Houston area. Northwest Assistance MinistriesNorthwest Assistance Ministries will be hosting several food distribution events through early September. Houston Food BankThe Houston Food Bank has created a robust map that will help those in need find food bank partners who may be able to provide them with food assistance. Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston sitesThe Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is offering some drive-thru food pantry services during the week. YMCA sitesThe map below is maintained by the YMCA of Greater Houston.
Here are the food distribution sites where Houstonians can get free food the week of May 4
Published: April 30, 2020, 1:09 pm Updated: May 4, 2020, 9:58 amHOUSTON – The Houston Food bank, the Houston Independent School District and other Houston-area organizations are supporting Houstonians amid the pandemic. Here are the dates and times for food distributions:Monday, May 4Fondren Middle School, 6333 S. Braeswood Blvd., 9 a.m.Sterling Aviation High School, 11625 Martindale Road, 9 a.m.Tijerina Elementary School, 6501 Sherman St., 11 a.m.Marshall Elementary School, 6200 Winfield Road, 3 p.m.Moreno Elementary School, 620 East Canino Road, 3 p.m.Tuesday, May 5Highland Heights Elementary School, 865 Paul Quinn St., 9 a.m.Madison High School, 13719 White Heather Dr., 9 a.m.Thomas Middle School, 5655 Selinsky Road, 11 a.m.Revere Middle School, 10502 Briar Forest Dr., 3 p.m.Shadydale Elementary School, 5905 Tidwell Road, 3 p.m.Wednesday, May 6Clifton Middle School, 6001 Golden Forest Dr., 9 a.m.Northside High School, 1101 Quitman St., 9 a.m.Bonham Elementary School, 8302 Braes River Dr., 11 a.m.Bastian Elementary School, 5051 Bellfort Ave., 3 p.m.Henry Middle School, 10702 East Hardy Road, 3 p.m.Thursday, May 7Furr High School, 520 Mercury Dr., 9 a.m.North Forest High School, 10726 Mesa Dr., 9 a.m.Milby High School, 1601 Broadway St., 11 a.m.Tinsley Elementary School, 11035 Bob White Dr., 3 p.m.Fleming Middle School, 4910 Collingsworth St., 3 p.m.Friday, May 8
Houston Food Bank, HISD open food distribution site at NRG Park
HOUSTON – Long lines of cars waited hours to receive food donations at NRG Park Saturday afternoon. Houston Food Bank and the Houston Independent School District organized the distribution site, feeding over 3,000 families, officials said. Officials closed the gate to the site once the organizers ran out of food, a few hours after opening the site to the public. “When you have to close out the line and say there is no more, your heart goes out because you wondering what’s going to happen," said HISD Superintendent Grenita Lathan. “We will re-open on Monday, but still, that’s two days away.”Those looking for help can visit houstonfoodbank.org/COVID19 or call the help hotline at 832-369-9390 to locate other food pantries.
Houston ISD releases list of food distribution sites for week of April 27
HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District announced it will continue its food distribution efforts at multiple sites throughout the district. HISD Nutrition Services staff will assemble the meals at the Hexser T. Holliday Food Services Support Facility and then deliver them daily to each of the distribution sites. The district said each location can distribute up to 500 bags or 15,000 pounds of food per day. Staff will have minimal contact with families by placing food in their trunks. Here are the locations, dates and times for distribution sites next week:On Friday, Aldine ISD will host a Houston Food Bank Distribution Site from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at M.O.