HOUSTON — More than one year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, Houston area families are still in dire need of food assistance. Prior to the pandemic, the Houston Food Bank distributed 450,000 pounds of food daily. Compounded by Winter Storm Uri and high unemployment rates that total has increased to 928,287 pounds distributed on average for each distribution day.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of families needing food assistance increased by 74% and those numbers are not decreasing. That’s why KHOU 11 is teaming up with the Houston Food Bank to help feed hungry families with our KHOU 11 Stands Against Hunger Food Drive. Our food drive is in partnership with Reliant, American Furniture Warehouse, One Hour Heating and AC and ABC Home & Commercial Services. The goal over our three-week campaign is to collect $50,000 to provide 150,000 meals for Houston families.
How You Can Donate
Now through June 25, use the field below to your donation or visit houstonfoodbank.org/khou.
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
On Thursday, June 24 from noon to 7 p.m. we will host a virtual telethon to help us reach out donation goal of $50,000! You can donate by calling 713-654-1111 only on the day of our telethon. Our sponsor Reliant has offered to match viewer donations up to $10,000 on that day, and our sponsors at American Furniture Warehouse will provide a matching donation up to $5,000 during the virtual event.