This Saturday they are hosting a 3-hour bulk food distribution website to help families unable to distribute food during the week.
HOUSTON – Houston ISD, the Houston Food Bank and other organizations have teamed up this weekend at NRG Stadium for a mass food distribution outlet, district officials said Thursday.
The site is expected to distribute 3,000 bags of grocery – or 90,000 pounds of grocery – in three hours.
It takes place on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the NRG Stadium
HISD said they want to help working families who cannot visit the district-sponsored sales locations on weekdays.
“Schools are more than just educational centers; they are the heart of every community, with strong connections and relationships with students and families,” said Brian Greene, president and executive officer of the Houston Food Bank.
The groups have hired 120 people, including 80 people from HISD Nutrition Services, to run the website.
Houston Texans and Exxon Mobil are also there.
The Texans have gone to great lengths to secure the sales location for free and are offering a catering lunch to dozens of local workers.
Exxon donated $ 50 gift cards to the Houston Food Bank and one will be given to every Nutrition Services employee.
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