Assist with journey to Louisiana courtesy of the Houston Meals Financial institution

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) During hurricane season, the Houston Food Bank (HFB) stands ready to provide emergency aid to neighbors. From the Houston area to our neighbors across the state and across the country, they go where the need is most urgent. HFB has been in contact with and supports the food banks in Louisiana since Hurricane Ida.

For the past few days, the Houston Food Bank has been sending 2 trucks a day to Louisiana to replenish the Greater New Orleans Second Harvest Food Bank and Acadiana warehouse. These places are so important in meeting the community’s food needs. Everything is sent from mixed loads of product and ready-to-eat fruit, disaster cartons (shelf-stable items), meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) and cleaning agents. In fact, a total of more than 20 truckloads of products are sent. Aid was also sent to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, including borrowing a Bobtail truck for deliveries.

HFB has even efficiently and safely secured sleeping cabins and sends two warehouse employees and two truck drivers to work on their board for a week each. HFB worked with its partners in Houston to assist with the evacuation. For information, call the Houston Food Bank helpline to find services at 832-369-9390. Visit the Houston Food Bank to find a pantry near you. The Houston Food Bank also needs volunteers to stay prepared during hurricane season.
Register at www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteernow

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