HOUSTON — Houston area families needing food assistance has increased drastically since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis. As many as 2,750,000 people may now be struggling with food insecurities. While two-thirds of these homes usually have a working adult, more than ten percent of those families applied for unemployment benefits in the last week of March alone. Many are now forced to make difficult decisions between paying for groceries and paying for other basic needs.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of families needing food assistance has almost tripled and donations to the Houston Food Bank are needed now more than ever. That’s why KHOU 11 is teaming up with the Houston Food Bank to help fill this need with our KHOU 11 Stands Against Hunger Food Drive. Our food drive is in partnership with Reliant, American Furniture Warehouse and ABC Home & Commercial Services. The goal over our three-week campaign is to collect $40,000 to provide 120,000 meals for Houston families.
How You Can Donate
Now through June 19, text KHOUMEALS to 41444 or Click here to make a monetary donation.
Wondering how your donation will be used?
- $30 = contributes to household meals for a month
- $90 = helps feed a child for 3 months
- $250 = provides meals to a family in need for 8 months
- $1,000 = provides 20 seniors a box of non-perishable food for a month