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PHOTO CREDIT: Gerald Herbert/AP

Food banks across Texas are coordinating to provide relief to families who have lost access to food and water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

As of Tuesday morning, The Houston Food Bank, the nation’s largest food bank, remains inaccessible due to flooding. Food banks just outside the disaster zone, such as the Central Texas Food Bank and San Antonio Food Bank are working around the clock to support area shelters and are staging food for when it is safe to enter the area.

How to help Texas

Feeding Texas, the statewide network of Texas food banks, is asking for financial donations as the best form of support. However, if you wish to donate foods, the following staples are preferred: pop-top (canned) meat and fish, powdered milk, cereal, canned fruit, fruit cups, peanut butter and jelly. Cleaning supplies such as bleach and paper towels will also be accepted.

You can also donate directly to the following individual food banks:

Houston Food Bank
832-369-9390
houstonfoodbank.org

Galveston Food Bank
409-945-4232
galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
361-578-0591
victoriafoodbank.org

Corpus Christi Food Bank
361-887-6291
foodbankcc.com

Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
409-839-8777
setxfoodbank.org

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
956-682-8101
foodbankrgv.com

Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
979-779-3663
bvfb.org

Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
512-282-2111
centraltexasfoodbank.org

San Antonio Food Bank
210-337-3663
safoodbank.org

Additional ways to help Texas
  • The American Red Cross is accepting donations online, by phone or by texting HARVEY to 90999.
  • Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds.
  • Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.

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