The Houston Meals Financial institution has distributed greater than 270 million kilos of meals because the pandemic started

The country’s largest food bank serves more than 80,000 families in 18 counties in southeast Texas each week, said CEO Brian Greene.

HOUSTON – One thing we have learned from this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that not all heroes wear capes.

We have seen Superman and Superwoman take the form of medical professionals, grocery stores, van drivers, and those who volunteered their time, belongings, and money to help those most in need.

EDITORIAL NOTE: The above video originally aired on March 1st.

One institution that deserves constant recognition for its continued efforts to help desperate families is the Houston Food Bank.

In the first eleven months of the pandemic, the food bank distributed 272,380,275 pounds of food.

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The largest food bank in the country serves more than 80,000 families each week in 18 counties in southeast Texas through a network of 1,500 partners, said CEO Brian Greene.

“We have all had an unimaginable year full of challenges and uncertainties, but also full of friendliness and community,” said Brian Greene, President / CEO of the Houston Food Bank. “More people needed more help than ever, and we’ve seen Houstonians come together in amazing ways. The support the community has given to the Houston Food Bank has enabled us to find food for better in a year of trouble To provide life. ”

Recently, the Houston Food Bank received worldwide attention after President Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid a visit to Texas after the winter storm.

Their visits have helped increase donations for their partners, but demand remains high and the food bank says aid is limited.

Due to the pandemic, volunteers have been scarce and the food bank has hired temporary workers to ensure families get the food and supplies they need.

Whether it is food, money, or time, there are many ways you can give something to the Houston Food Bank and families in need.

Visit the Houston Food Banks website for more information or call 713-223-3700.

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