How We’re Responding to the Winter Storm and Energy Crisis

From El Paso to Houston to Laredo, food banks across state are doing what they do best – feeding community members in need. The Feeding Texas network is the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas, ready to respond to disasters and national emergencies like COVID-19 and the most recent winter storm. 

The most vulnerable people in our communities need us now more than ever. Here’s how we’re responding to the challenge:

  • Launched a statewide fundraising effort to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them. 
  • Coordinating communications between member food banks and partners like TDEM, FEMA, and Texas HHSC to enact the best health and safety practices and emergency food delivery methods.
  • Working with government leaders to ensure the emergency response includes strong support and flexibility for federal nutrition programs including the School Lunch Program.
  • Continuing distribution of food, water, and household items like diapers and personal care products.

To learn more about the response in your community and how you can help, find your local food bank.

Emergency food distribution in Austin, TX. Photo courtesy of Central Texas Food Bank

Help Keep Texas Food Banks Strong

Thanks to your support, all 21 member food banks are receiving emergency funding. These funds help food banks:

  • Buy shelf-stable food
  • Provide more meals safely
  • Fuel mobile pantries
  • Purchase safety equipment

We can’t do it without you. Thank you for your support.