Help After Hurricane Harvey
As the conditions in Houston worsened and calls-to-action rang out, we reached out to the Texas Diaper Bank and the Houston Food Bank. Organizations like these work directly with their neighbors in the wake of natural disasters. We hope our donation helps some of the many people in Houston in need of a help after the hurricane.
About These Organizations
The Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank was named Feeding America's Food Bank of the Year for 2015. The food bank is providing food to the Houston area during this devastating time in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Their routine community outreach also involves providing food to the community through their Keegan Kitchen hot foods program as well as distributing fresh produce, meat, and dairy products. The Senior Box Program provides a monthly box of food to low income seniors and other eligible individuals.
The Houston Food Bank also provides assistance through their CAP program, helping low income families navigate the SNAP/Food Stamps program. Another great routine program offered by the food bank is the Kids Cafe, a pantry that serves year-round food on weekdays as well as nutritional education to kids after school and in the summer.
The Texas Diaper Bank
The Texas Diaper Bank is the only organization in Texas with a Disaster Relief program that specifically provides those affected by natural disasters with diapers. Their routine community outreach programs also include helping to meet the nutritional needs of families by helping provide formula and providing nutritional education. The Diaper bank also provides special needs youth and adults with incontinence products during the interim period for a Medicaid program. Their Family Care Connections is another great program that aims to help lift families out of poverty by connecting people with programs for continuing education, higher education, and job training programs while providing on-site child care services.