Houston Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry serves up more than just a meal

Print
Email
|

by Katherine Whaley / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 12:24 PM

This is not your typical food truck -- Houston Food Bank’s “pantry on wheels” brings fresh food to those who need it most.

Behind the doors of the Food Bank’s ten refrigerated semi’s, you will find thousands of pounds of free food, delivered across seventeen counties several times a month.

24-year old Cynthia Macraig came out to Wednesday’s food distribution in Pasadena.  

“I did not expect this, but it is wonderful,” Macraig told us.

Guests get to pick out not just canned food, but also fresh, ripe produce.

“We actually focus when we do our distributions on fruits and vegetables and we bring out between 8 and ten thousand pounds of fresh produce to each of our events,” Kelly Ziegler of the Food Bank explained.

Guests in Pasadena took home lettuce, watermelons, bananas, onions, potatoes, peaches, and corn.  The goal is to bring people out for food and services such as legal advice, food stamps, and health screenings.
 
“I feel good, it’s nice to know that people still care,” Stacy Rocha told us.

Print
Email
|