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Dec 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Report 2

Beaumont flooding.
Beaumont flooding.

As of November 1, 2017, the Food Bank RGV has been able to transport nearly 2 million pounds of bottled water, dry food and relief items (along with helping coordinate other donations from other groups) to Hurricane Harvey affected areas including: Corpus Christi, Victoria, Taft, Aransas Pass, Orange, Beaumont and Houston.  Over 20 semi trucks have trekked to the Gulf Coast area to deliver and distribute relief.  About 800,000 pounds of fresh produce was delivered to over 6,500 adults and children in affected areas.

The Food Bank RGV is still coordinating with sister food banks in Chorpus Christi, Victoria, Beaumont and Houston to support recovery efforts as long as required.

GlobalGiving, corporate disbursements and individual donors have helped us make the difference in the lives of thousands!

We are still helping feed evacuees seeking shelter in our own service area of Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties.  For many, recovery will take months; for others, they may have to choose to relocate to the Rio Grande Valley.

Thank you for your continued support; we simply cannot do our work without your help!

FBRGV Distribution Mgr, Roel, meeting kids!
FBRGV Distribution Mgr, Roel, meeting kids!
Line of clients picking up relief food/items.
Line of clients picking up relief food/items.
FBRGV and volunteers preparing to distribute food.
FBRGV and volunteers preparing to distribute food.
Sep 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Report 1

Aransas Pass
Aransas Pass

As of Aug. 31, 2017, 6 truckloads of dry goods, water and fresh produce have been distributed to the Corpus Christi area and Aransas Pass.  It was done with the help and coordination of the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Feeding Texas and RGV Sector Border Patrol.  L&F Distributors and Walmart allowed use of their parking lots.  Over 50,000 pounds of relief was distributed to over 3,000 affected by Hurricane Harvey.  There was a line of cars an estimated 1 mile long seeking food assistance. Approximate numbers available at next report.

The director of the Corpus Christi food bank expressed gratitude for our assistance and cited the Food Bank RGV for excellent coordination and team work.  Not only did the Food Bank RGV bring much needed food relief but we assisted with technical support, staffing, volunteer coordination, social media support, media communication support and networking with Feeding Texas.

Thank you for making this happen!

 
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