Following the surprise ice storms that hit Texas in winter of 2021, the Houston Food Bank has received funding from the DRI Foundation as part of its Donations After Disasters giving priority.
Founded in 1982, Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution, leading hunger relief in 18 southeast Texas counties. It distributes fresh produce, meat and nonperishables and prepares nutritious hot meals for kids in its state-of-the-art Keegan Kitchen.
Following Winter Storm Uri, “[Houstonians] have missed work, suffered damage to their homes and lost food from prolonged power outages, and Houston Food Bank is providing food and water so that they can focus their resources on recovery expenses,” it said in a statement. “For those already on the verge of food-insecurity, a disastrous event like this can be catastrophic. This is a strain on an already elevated food-insecurity crisis brought on by the pandemic.”
The Foundation’s donation will help support Houston Food Bank’s many programs, including food assistance and distribution, community resources, school supplies for at-risk youth, and much more.
The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. 100 percent of the money collected from donors goes to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities. Click here to donate.