KHOU-TV to accept drive-by food donations Friday

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 19 at 7:20 PM

HOUSTON—There are thousands of Houston-area families that can’t properly feed their children and the Houston Food Bank helps to fill that need.

The number of people who are hungry in Houston everyday would fill up the Toyota Center four times. Toya Spears and her three kids are in that number. When there’s not enough, the kids eat, but she may not.

“Sometimes at the end of the month when things get low, you know, they have to be first and so mom, you know, that’s our job to do that,” she said.  

The food bank president says hunger in America is not to be confused with images from Third World nations.

“Fortunately in the United States, starvation is actually very rare, but hunger is a very common phenomenon,” said Brian Greene, the president of the Houston Food Bank.   

For 25 years now, KHOU 11 has been hosting an annual food drive. We hope you’ll participate by donating things like macaroni and cheese, and any kind of canned good. 

We’re going to be at the station from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. out in front taking your donations. It’s as easy as driving by and handing it to us out the window.

If you can’t join us at the station Friday, remember you have until Sunday to drop off  nonperishable food at any Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Mac Haik Chevrolet, or in the red barrels at your grocery store.

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