Houston Food Bank needs help to get food to families in need

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Food Bank needs more partners to serve as distribution points to reach individuals who suffered losses from Hurricane Harvey.

Officials are looking for more ways to reach families in need, particularly in the Katy, Humble, Kingwood and Sheldon Lake areas in Harris County; Dickinson in Galveston County; and Brazoria, Fort Bend, Liberty and San Jacinto Counties.

Partners could be faith-based congregations and organizations, neighborhood organizations, community centers, social service organizations or other nonprofit entities.

Partners must be able to:
- Accept and handle anywhere from 10 to 20 pallets of food (an 18-wheeler trailer holds 20 pallets).
- Serve 150 to 300 people (or households) in a 4-hour period.
- Provide 10 to 20 volunteers at one time.

- Be solely responsible for maintaining the site.
- Comply with Houston Food Bank rules for Disaster Temporary Agencies.

Learn how to become a temporary agency at houstonfoodbank.org/harveysites

For more information, contact Alfredo Flores, aflores@houstonfoodbank.org, 713-547-8606.

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