The place to seek out free groceries within the Houston space in the course of the coronavirus outbreak – Houston Public Media

Volunteers and staff help recharge cars with fresh food at the Houston Food Bank.

Food aid demand at food banks and distribution locations in the Houston area has doubled, and in some cases tripled.

Due to massive layoffs and many families out of work for weeks, people are struggling to put food on the table.

To meet this increased demand while staying socially distant, churches, schools and nonprofits are implementing new strategies to reach as many people as possible in a safe way.

Below are some ways families can access food at a time when so many people are in need.

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One of the best ways to find a pantry is that The full list from the Houston Food Bank from partner organizations and pantries, including a map to nearby locations.

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The Houston Independent School District has opened food outlets at local schools. Which websites are open and when they are open changes daily. Each sales location and the time and day they are open are shown on the map below.

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How many pantries Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Charities has adjusted their food distribution so that they put food straight into people’s cars. They also started a delivery service for the elderly. Although they are not currently accepting food or clothing donations, they are accepting financial gifts through their Pandemic Relief Fund. They also have a COVID Assistance Line at 713-874-6521 and offer rental assistance and other assistance.

Your three pantries are still in operation:

Guadalupe Center
326 S. Jensen Drive (MAP)
Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Pass through, no appointments required

Mamie George Community Center
1111 Collins Road, Richmond (MAP)
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pass through, no appointments required

Beacon of Hope pantry
4700 Broadway, Suite F-103, Galveston (MAP)
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
By appointment only – by phone at 409-762-2064

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ECHO (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services) primarily serves immigrant families in the Houston area. You saw that the demand in your pantry was more than double.

9600 S. Gessner, Building E.

Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 8:00 a.m. until stocks last

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The West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) Food Bank has moved just to drive. Families are only allowed to come once every two weeks.

10501 Meadowglen Lane

Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. until stocks last

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Weekly food trips:

Thursdays 10 a.m. until supplies Episcopal Church of St. Paul / San Pablo, 7843 Park Place Blvd. (Church car park)

Fridays from 2pm to 5pm at Houston Classical Charter School (HCCS), 6403 Addicks-Clodine Road

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