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Harvey has finally moved on from Texas and floodwaters are receding across Houston.  As the storm weakens, its heavy rainfall and high winds are dissipating.  However challenges caused by this disaster are far from over.  The storm’s wreckage has become more visible.  More than 30 people have died, tens of thousands are in shelters and an estimated 80% of flooded homes may not be covered by insurance.

Our sister food banks in Texas are hard at work and coordinating with Feeding America, our parent organization,  The best way to help is to make a financial donation to Feeding America that will be directed to the multiple food banks and communities supporting flood relief. Visit www.feedingamerica.org for more information or to make a donation.

 

We have fielded some calls here at the Food Bank from people wanting to help the hurricane relief efforts in Texas. We are not collecting donated items at this point.  Transportation in Houston is extremely limited and needs to be coordinated at the national level. Texas and surrounding food banks will be providing support for multiple organizations in the form of food, cleaning supplies and other needed  items. More than 42 truckloads from Feeding America have been shipped into communities, and many corporate partners are generously donating product for hunger relief.

 

Our thoughts are with all of those affected.