Searching for meals, water within the larger Houston space? This is a listing (Saturday, February 20th) – Houston Public Media
Donated water will be distributed to residents in Houston on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Houston and several surrounding cities are known for lack of water, as many residents still do not have running water in their homes.
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Electricity is back for almost everyone in Houston. Midpoint energy reports that 99.98% of local customers have a service after fixing individual outages yesterday.
But even if temperatures rise today, Houston is still not out of the woods.
Most of Harris County is still subject to a water boiling recommendation, and residents are urged to conserve electricity.
Below is a list of free resources in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Galveston counties to help you or someone you know get through the weekend.
- Houston Food Bank partner – Call ahead to confirm they are open.
- Church on the Cross 3835 S Dairy Ashford Road, Westchase. Open at 8:30 a.m. Free water and food
- West Houston Assistance Ministries, 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Westchase. Open at 9 a.m. Free water and food
- Wisdom High School, 6529 Beverly Hill Street, Midwest. Open 12: 00-3: 00 p.m. Free meals for 1,000 people by food truck
- Sylvan R. Rodriguez Elementary School, 5858 Chimney Rock Dr., Gulfton. Open 12: 00-3: 00 p.m. Free meals for 1,000 people by food truck
- Ashford Elementary School, 1815 Shannon Valley Dr, Briarforest. Open 12: 00-3: 00 p.m. Free meals for 1,000 people by food truck
- 8921 Pagewood Ln, Midwest. Open at 3 p.m. Free food and water
- Jersey Mikes, 7670 Katy Freeway, Spring Branch. Now open until 9 p.m. Warm meals for 300 people
- Jimmy Changas, 3090 Westgreen Boulevard, Katy. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Warm meals for 300 people
- Rollin ‘Phatties, 1731 Westheimer Strasse, Montrose. Open from midday to midnight. Warm meals for 375 people
- The Breakfast Club, 3711 Travis St., Midtown. Free meals for 200 people
- Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Road, Meyer Park. Open at lunchtime. Free water
- On Da House Tapioca, 9405 S. Texas 6, Alief. Open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free meals
- Astros Youth Academy, 2801 S. Victory Drive, Inwood Pines. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free water (maximum 2 boxes per car)
- New Light Church-LOVE City USA, 7317 E. Houston Road, Trinity / Houston Gardens. Open at 9:30 a.m. Free mineral water
- 6603 Hirsch Road, Trinity / Houston Gardens. Open at lunchtime. Free food, water and supplies
- St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 13125 Indianapolis St., Shamrock, 24/7, Free groceries
- Grayson Community Center, 13828 Corpus Christi St., Shamrock. Open at 10 a.m. Free food
- District 2 non-drinking water locations, Now open until 5 p.m. Five gallon limit (bring containers such as water / milk jugs, ice boxes, buckets):
- Sylvan Beach Park: 636 N Bayshore Dr., La Porte
- Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Pkwy, Seabrook
- Jim & Joann Fonteno Park, 14350 1/2 Wallisville Rd., Woodland
- Bill Crowley Park, 5100 Lauder Road, East Aldine
- Crosby Community Center, 409 Hare Rd., Crosby
- Riley Community Center, 808 1/2 Magnolia Ave., Crosby
- Leonel J. Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St, Northside Village.
- North Shore Rotary Park, 14000 Force Street, North Shore.
- District 4 non-drinking water locations, Open for lunch until 5 p.m., 10 gallon limit (bring container):
- Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St., Upper Kirby
Fort Bend County
- Fort Bend County Food and Water Distribution, 910 Brand Lane, Stafford. Open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free food and water
- Montgomery Food Bank Partner – Call ahead to confirm they are open.
- East Texas Dream Center, 26373 E. Holly Lane, Splendora. Open at 10 a.m. Free food
- Magnolia Cowboy Church, 23245 Glenmont Estates Boulevard, Magnolia. Open at 9 a.m. Free water
- Magnolia Town Hall, 18111 Buddy Riley Boulevard, Magnolia. Open at 9 a.m. Free water
- Hometown of Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City. Open at 9 a.m. One box of water per vehicle
For Houstoners who cannot afford supplies, Mutual Aid Houston offers financial support from $ 100 to anyone in dire need of food and water. To apply, keep checking back the group’s online form as it becomes available.
Crowdsource Rescue caters to vulnerable populations with transportation problems such as the elderly and people with disabilities. They do wellness checks and provide water, food, space heating and other supplies.
For store updates and opening times for HEB, Central Market, Kroger, Walmart and Walgreens, visit ReadyHarris.org under “Looking for Consumables?” Officials recommend Houstoners to try smaller grocery stores as they may have short lines. A Crowdsourcing list of Houston companies is in circulation, but check with the site for hours and supplies before traveling. Rolling information on free food and water events is also crowdsourced this table.
The Houston Food Bank is looking for volunteers and canned donations at its locations. Kids Meals Inc. is also seeking volunteers and contributions. The Gulf Coast regional blood center said it was in dire need of blood donation. An emergency blood donation campaign is taking place in the NRG Park. Appointments are preferred, mask compulsory. CrowdSource Rescue is also looking for volunteers and Say Her Name TX is looking for volunteers and donations.
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