Houston Food Bank handing out 800,000 pounds of food a day, CEO says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The need for food remains high as Americans enter the seventh month of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Houston Food Bank CEO Brian Greene said the demand is still almost double the amount compared to this time last year.

It has slightly decreased since a surge this spring where volunteers were distributing a million pounds of food a day.

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"During September, it works out to a little over 800,000 pounds a day. That's what our distribution is," explained Greene. "800,000 compares to 450,000 pounds a day, which is where we were right before COVID-19 hit."

If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, the best tool to use to find a resource in your community is located at the Houston Food Bank's website.

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