On behalf of the Houston Food Bank (HFB), partner agencies and more importantly, the clients we serve; I want to extend our gratitude to you for your support in helping us serve those affected by the pandemic. With your generous gift, the Houston Food Bank has continued its COVID-19 response efforts, helping meet the needs of food insecure families in Houston and across southeast Texas.
The need for food assistance has increased drastically as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and Houston Food Bank’s response in the last few months demonstrates that. To meet this evolving and increasing need, we have had to continuously alter our business model— often at increased cost-- due to impact on supply chains, social distancing limitations on volunteer efforts, and the need for safe, low-contact food distributions. We are distributing nutritious meals utilizing new models and leveraging new partnerships to meet the varying needs of the community during this unprecedented time.
From August to October 2020, HFB's COVID-19 response efforts include:
- 65,403,887 pounds of food and product distributed
- 633,812 home deliveries of food made safely and with no contact with the help of volunteers, staff, and partners
- 29,824,115 pounds of produce distributed to the community
- 575,876 ready to eat meals distributed to kids in the Kids Cafe program
- 124,248 households served each week, approximately, on average
The meal counts and pounds distributed you see in these materials are more than just a number or statistic; they represent thousands of smiles from our neighbors in southeast Texas who felt relief from the pain of hunger because of your donation. On behalf of the families we serve including those made more vulnerable as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, thank you for your continued commitment to food for better lives.
Neighborhood Supersite Distribution at NRG Stadium
Volunteers loading trunk with produce
Senior Box Program - home delivery