How can I help Houston?

Our hearts go out to the people of Texas after Hurricane Harvey. We know many people across the nation are looking for ways to help.

Since AmpleHarvest.org is a nationwide program, we ask all Americans, particularly those now harvesting from their gardens, to remember that the solution to hunger is in their backyard, and to be generous where they can with their donations.

We’ve contacted the South Texas food pantries in our network, listed below are those who have told us they’re open and accepting donations.  If you are able to donate, please contact the pantry directly to confirm hours of operation. We’ll continue to update the list as we hear from more pantries/agencies.

UPDATED 9/11/17

Bayshore Baptist Church Food Pantry
www.bayshorebc.org
11315 Spencer Hwy.
La Porte TX 77571
281-471-0332
281-471-0346
[email protected]
* Our pantry is operational, opened for an emergency pantry today.  Sadly, we had no produce.  We would love produce for the pantry clients.  Our next pantry date is Sept. 5th from 4 – 7 pm.

Brazoria County Dream Center
www.bcdreamcenter.org
796 S Brazosport Blvd
Clute TX 77531
979-388-0280
979-388-0303
[email protected]

Brazosport Cares Food Pantry
www.brazosportcares.org
916 North Gulf Blvd.
Freeport TX 77566
979-235-1229
[email protected]

Bread of Life Food Pantry
12410 Sugar Dale
Stafford TX 77477
281-221-0019
[email protected]
* We hope to be able to open next week, and produce would be much appreciated!

Care/Share Mission
http://caresharefoodpantry.webs.com/
21 Butler St.
Coldspring TX 77331
936-653-2001
[email protected]

Clear Lake Food Pantry
clearlakebaptist.com/purpose/clear-lake-food-pantry/
15700 Space Center Blvd
Houston TX 77062
281-333-3953
[email protected]
* Yes, we are still operational.  We have a walk-in cooler & freezer, so can take perishables too.

Covenant With Christ, International
www.covenantwellofhope.org
400 E Lincoln
Cleveland TX 77327
281-592-0866
281-592-5004
[email protected]
* We will open our doors to serve the community next week. In the meantime we are serving the community tomorrow and Saturday at the Covenant With Christ Resale shop.

Daily Bread Food Pantry
320 Texas Avenue
League City TX 77573
281-332-2599
281-316-0586
[email protected]

Guadalupe Center Pantry
326 South Jensen Drive
Houston TX 77003
713-351-6904
[email protected]
* We are not officially reopening until next Tuesday, September 5. If you do have fresh produce available around that time, please contact me and let me know. I feel sure that many of our clients will need help for the foreseeable future as they rebuild.

Hearts and Hands of Baytown
307 Cedar Bayou Rd
Baytown TX 77520
832-597-8917
[email protected]
*We served close to 400 families yesterday and are prepared to serve today. If you can donate food, household or monetary funds; now is the time! We must continue to serve our neighbors in need. All our backstock and most of the pantry shelves have been emptied. 5 large freezers emptied and 6 refrigerated units emptied.

Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
himfoodpantry.com
3523 Beauchamp
Houston TX 77018
713-447-7624
[email protected]

House of Amos
www.houseofamos.org
8030 Boone Road
Houston TX 77072
281 495 9061
[email protected]
*House of Amos is open normal operating hours which are Monday through Thursday, 9 am until 11:45 am and on Saturday from 10 am until 11:45 am. We welcome donations of produce that can be distributed to our clients. Thank you.

Interfaith Food Bank
1 Wesley Drive
Clute TX 77566
979-388-0024
[email protected]

Mann House The Third Ward Food Pantry
mannathirdwardfoodpantry.org
3118 1/2 Blodgett Street
Houston TX 77004
713-529-3381
281-888-7367
[email protected]
* Yes we are open Thursday at 9: am.    We are fully staffed and ready to go!

Memorial Baptist Food Pantry
9101 Airline
Houston TX 77037
281-260-8217
281-820-4516
[email protected]
*Our Pantry at this time is un operational. We will be taking in only non- perishable items as we do not currently have any freezers or fridges to store items. If any organization or company is willing to donate non perishable items. We will gladly take those. We would love the help In opening our pantry as soon as we can.

Mercy of God Mission
www.paahm.org
14144 Westhemier Road#98
Houston TX 77077
281-617-7186
[email protected]
*We have relocated to a bigger location and our satellite office is at 16310 Sanford road Houston TX. 77071. We are continually in and out to our most disasters areas to assist. Please call these numbers 281-851-0024 and 832-654-1989 and  ask for Rev. Ebenezer or Letticia and someone will be  there to receive your donations.

Moorhead JHS Food Pantry
13475 Hwy. 1485
Conroe TX 77306
936-709-2400
[email protected]

Sacred Heart Social Ministry
14307 Highway 6
Rosharon TX 77583
281-431-0969
281-431-6330
[email protected]
* There has been no damage to our pantry and we could use any help that can be offered. We will soon start distributing diaster relief items

Second Mile
www.secondmile.org
1135 highway 90 A
Missouri City TX 77489
281-262-9199
[email protected]

STOP HUNGER NOW!!
www.ahiara.org
9888 Bissonnet Street, Suite #630
Houston TX 77036
713-271-7626
713-271-7627
[email protected]

The Jimmy Poole Sr Foundation
https://www.facebook.com/feedinghouston?fref=ts
11658 Homestead
Houston TX 77016
281-442-0512
281-442-6466
[email protected]
* We are open and have not closed through the storms we are on the north east side of Houston at 11658 Homestead rd Houston Tx 77016 Ph (832) 664-9322 We are in need of any food available from one box to a truck load the need in our area is overwhelming and most places are closed. We have a forklift and can unload quickly.

The Well on Masters Road
www.thewellonmastersroad.org
6911 Masters Road
Manvel TX 77578
832-541-7973
[email protected]

Wings Over Jordan Food Pantry
1421 E. 1st Street
Humble TX 77338
281-540-4880
281-540-4880
[email protected]

Additional ways you can help:

Thursday Hurricane Update: Waves of Support & Challenges for Food Banks

Texas Food Banks Are Mobilizing: Here’s Their Info and How You Can Help or Receive Aid

Further reading:

AmpleHarvest.org’s response to catastrophes – natural or otherwise

During natural disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rushes in to provide emergency resources for the community such as food and shelter, but eventually they go home leaving the community to rebuild itself. That takes time, and unless/until the businesses are reopened, many people continue to need the assistance of a food pantry. Because of this, the help offered by local growers to the pantry in the community is vital long after FEMA is gone.

 

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