HISD’s food giveaway helps thousands of families in southeast Houston
HOUSTON – As millions of people wait for their stimulus payments, some are in need of food that doesn’t cost. On Wednesday, numerous cars wrapping around the block lined up at Barnett Stadium in southeast Houston for a food giveaway. Houston Independent School District gave thousands of families a week’s worth of food. Many told KPRC 2 that they will try to stretch this food for the next several weeks. They feed thousands of families every single giveaway and not just families from HISD.
Food giveaway organized after Jim’s Supermarket burns down
When Jim’s Supermarket burned down on Friday, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said she knew it would hurt families here. She helped organize a food giveaway with the Houston Food Bank and is working to secure federal funding to help Jim’s rebuild. Residents told KPRC 2 the food giveaway will help them for a little bit because Jim’s is now gone. Karen Hunyh, whose family owns Jim’s Supermarket, was at the giveaway with other family members. Congresswoman Lee said to help, she is calling on food truck owners to come set up shop near Jim’s to help community members with food availability.