Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response

by Houston Food Bank
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 & Winter Storm Response

Summary

Houston Food Bank (HFB) will be providing hunger relief, virtual assistance, and mobility and transportation assistance to communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 Winter Storm. The state of Texas has experienced an extreme winter storm affecting the 18 counties within our service area. Many of our neighbors have lost power and water, including families who were already struggling with food insecurity. HFB is working diligently with partners to distribute disaster product.

$99,000
total goal
$76,919
remaining
177
donors
2
monthly donors
10
fundraisers
1
year

Challenge

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, an increasing number of families across the country are relying on emergency food assistance. The need will continue to rise, as school closures impact children who rely on the national free/reduced lunch program and after-school feeding programs. In addition, the 2021 Winter Storm has left many in our 18 county service area in need of food, water, and supplies.

Solution

At this time The Houston Food Bank's (HFB) services remain essential, offering mobile food distributions, drive thru pantries, food deliveries/drop offs, emergency food kits, setting up warming centers and virtual assistance to the community. HFB is working diligently to serve those in need, especially vulnerable groups such as children, seniors, and those who cannot leave their homes. Your support will ensure that these services will continue to be provided in safe and sustainable ways.

Long-Term Impact

The Houston Food Bank's efforts now will have an impact on the long-term stability of those who have been greatly affected by the pandemic. Food insecurity and hunger is proven to impact physical and mental health. Many who experience food insecurity are forced to "trade-off" expenses, choosing to pay rent, utilities, and in some cases medicine instead of buying food. By providing food, individuals and families can better manage resources and focus on other necessities.

Resources

https:/​/​www.houstonfoodbank.org
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Organization Information

Houston Food Bank

Location: Houston, TX - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @houstonfoodbank
Project Leader:
Abraham Caballero
Houston, TX United States
$22,081 raised of $99,000 goal
 
195 donations
$76,919 to go
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