COVID-19 Resources: Food

Tap on the sections below to learn more about ways you can get help.

For more ways to get help for COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Resources page.

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Houston Independent School District

ATTENTION: When the Houston Independent School District reopens its curbside summer meals program on Monday, July 20, it will do so with 12 sites strategically located throughout the city.

Seven of those locations will be operated in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, allowing families to pick up several days’ worth of student meals as well as packages of produce — and other food items when available — for families.

HISD Nutrition Services previously operated several dozen smaller sites but streamlined operations to maximize resources in areas with the most need and reduce the staff needed on-site as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the city.

Sites will continue to be open on Mondays and Thursdays through Monday, Aug. 31.

Northside High School, 1101 Quitman St., will replace Marshall once it has been deep-cleaned and sanitized following a case of COVID-19.

2020 Summer Meals Site Locations

Other Area School Districts

Dunaway Associates has developed an interactive map where residents can search for Texas COVID-19 School Services.

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[su_spoiler title="Houston Parks and Recreation Department Curbside Meals" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

For a list of HPARD Curbside Meal Distribution Sites click here.

 

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[su_spoiler title="Houston Food Bank" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

The Houston Food Bank website has a lot of ways you can get help from them: https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/covid19/

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Mattress Mack and Gallery Furniture are proud to have served the community during a time of tremendous need. During the Covid-19 pandemic, over 25,000 senior care packages were delivered by GF employees and volunteers to our most vulnerable community members. Mattress Mack also ensured school aged children, senior citizens, and entire communities of people, who simply needed a meal, were fed daily by providing Grab & Go Meals at our 6006 N. Freeway showroom. Over 250,000 meals were served and are still being served to those needing a meal.

More information is available on the company's COVID-19 information web page. [/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title="The Beacon" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Things are changing day by day with the exception of our meal service, so please check back regularly:

  • Services within the John S. Dunn Outreach Center (including the Day Center) will be temporarily modified until further notice.

  • Take-away meals (one hot meal and one sack lunch for each individual) are distributed seven days a week. These sacks include a drink and hand wipes.

  • Housing assessments and status checks are available Mondays through Fridays.  Clients can sign up between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. for these services.

  • Individuals are able to access laundry and shower services on a limited basis.

  • Clients with mailbox privileges can pick up their mail on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.

  • All other Beacon client-facing services continue to operate remotely, including our Beacon Law and Brigid’s Hope programs.

  • The City of Houston and the Downtown Management District have installed a handwashing station in front of our facility at 1212 Prairie Street.

Learn more on The Beacon's website.

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[su_spoiler title="Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

The BGCGH has set up a drive-thru pantry to safely deliver food to families.

Online learning platforms are also made available for members.

Visit the BGCGH's website for more information.

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[su_spoiler title="Target Hunger" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Target Hunger is continuing to provide food to vulnerable  community members including homebound seniors, families whose children are now home from school, those who have lost their jobs or whose wages are reduced, and those who do not have resources. Operations have been modified to keep appropriate distances and protect everyone's health and safety. Target Hunger services are critically needed and the demand is increasing every day.  Please consider a one time gift or recurring donation to help at this critical time!
NEED ASSISTANCE?
Please call our office at 832-767-1677 or email us at info@targethunger.org to recieve the latest information on community food distributions in your area. You may also contact the following numbers for further information:
Houston Food Bank 832-369-9390
United Way Helpline 2-1-1
City of Houston COVID-19 Call Center 832-393-4220

Visit Target Hunger Houston's website.

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[su_spoiler title="Texas Meal Finder" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Hoonuit has deployed the School Meal Finder to enable students and families who rely on schools for meal benefits to find their nearest pickup program. The food locator is available to anyone in the United States at no cost.

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[su_spoiler title="West Houston Assistance Ministries" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

If you need help during this Covid-19 crisis, we are here for you. We have modified how we provide our services, to protect staff, volunteers and you, our clients. Find out how, and when you can receive assistance by visiting our Care Ministry page.

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[su_spoiler title="Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

The pantry will continue to be open during our normal hours:  Thursdays, 5-7 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM – Noon, but will distribute pre-bagged groceries to clients. Learn more on the Food Pantry's website.

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[su_spoiler title="Katy Christian Ministries" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Provides food and personal care items, including a one-time emergency portion of food to non-clients. For ongoing assistance call 281-391-9623. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 5506 First St., Katy. (Park in front of the food pantry and a pantry worker will come out to you.) It is also accepting handmade masks for its volunteers and staff. Information: ktcm.org/foodpantry/

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[su_spoiler title="Montgomery County Food Bank" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Visit mcfoodbank.org for a list of food providers in Montgomery County, or call 936-271-8800.

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[su_spoiler title="Clear Lake Food Pantry" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Food Distribution Days:

Mondays and Thursdays 8-11 a.m.

Email volunteer@clearlakefoodpantry.org or visit their website.

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[su_spoiler title="Society of St. Vincent de Paul" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Offers food, rent and utilities assistance. Apply online at svdphouston.org/get-help or call the helpline 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 713-741-8234.

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[su_spoiler title="Northwest Assistant Ministries" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Offers help with rent, food, clothing and other basic needs, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at 15555 Kuykendahl Road. Call 281-885-4555.

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[su_spoiler title="CrowdSource Rescue" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

The elderly in need can get food bank deliveries through this Houston-based nonprofit. To sign up for food deliveries go to crowdsourcerescue.com.

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[su_spoiler title="Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class=""]

Thank you for your interest in the MOPD Food Access Program (FAP). The program has ended as of May 8, 2020. MOPD staff is collaborating with community partners to identify additional food security opportunities during the COVID-19 emergency. Please visit www.houstontx.gov/disabilities for updates.

  • People with disabilities 60-years-of-age or older may qualify for food security assistance from the Harris County Area Agency on Aging. Please call 832-393-4301 for more information.
  • Individuals with disabilities may qualify for food security assistance through the Coalition for Barrier Free Living/The Houston Center for Independent Living food pantry. In addition, rental and utility assistance may be available for individuals with disabilities that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call HCIL for more information at 713-974-4621, video phone 346-231-0641.
  • The Houston Food Bank Help Line can be reached by calling 832-369-9390. More Houston Food Bank resources are available at www.houstonfoodbank.org/covid19/.
  • Additional food security resources will be posted on the MOPD emergency readiness page as they become available.

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