HOUSTON - School closures, resource hoarding, and social isolation are leaving many Houstonians without the food they need to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a list of available resources:
- The Houston Food Bank is remaining operational. Houstonians can find information on where to find the closest food bank or how to apply for SNAP on their website.
- Area school districts continue to offer meals and food to kids during the COVID-19 outbreak despite school closures. See if your district is offering meals as well as where and when to pick up.
- Harris County Department of Education authorized a resolution to provide food to recipients of Head Start. This will be available through 10 drive-thru facilities. See the schedule and locations below.
- The Salvation Army of Greater Houston relaunched its website to serve as a hub to accept requests for people in need of food, household items, emotional support, and activities amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
- The Soup Kitchen at the Joseph House Crisis Center is closed, but the other services of the Crisis Center will continue with a limited number of people being admitted at a time to allow for social distancing.
- Bayou City Blessings continues to work to ensure that children continue to receive their weekend food bags during school closures related to the coronavirus.
- Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County program provides home-delivered meals to over 4,400 homebound seniors and disabled adults in five counties – Harris, Galveston, Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers.
- Burger King restaurants in the United States are offering two free kids meals for one adult meal.