HOUSTON - Food distribution sites operated by the Houston Independent School District in partnership with the Houston Food Bank have been canceled for Thursday and Friday as COVID-19 precautions intensify.
The cancellation will remain in effect as the district reevaluates its process for safely delivering this service to students and families. Families in need of food can participate in the City of Houston’s curbside meal program at 47 community centers by visiting HoustonTX.gov.
Families can also visit HoustonFoodBank.org to see the 250 open partner sites located across greater Houston.
Houston ISD released the following statement Wednesday night:
"We have been made aware that an individual present at one of HISD’s Wednesday food distribution sites is now under self-quarantine as a precaution due to potential COVID-19 exposure.
As a result, the food distribution sites operated by the Houston Independent School District in partnership with the Houston Food Bank on Thursday and Friday have been canceled.
As a precaution, all volunteers and staff operating the site have been notified and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The cancellation of the food distribution sites will remain in effect for the time being as the district re-evaluates its process to determine the best way to provide the service to students and families."