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.
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
Galveston Food Bank
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
Corpus Christi Food Bank
Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
San Antonio Food Bank