As soon as we were able, the Food Bank moved from our flooded facility to a temporary location so we could distribute food into the community as soon as possible. We recognized the need for food would be magnified as so many individuals and families in our service area were impacted by the flood.
With more than a dozen of our member agencies not operating because of damage to their own facilities, we began mobile neighborhood food distributions to quickly get food into the hands of those who need it most.
Since August 20, we have held at least one neighborhood distribution each day, and on most occasions we have held two. Because of generous donations from organizations like Hilcorp Energy Co. and Omega Protein, we are able to distribute water, food, fresh fruit, and cleaning supplies directly to impacted neighborhoods.
Some of our distributions have had more than 2,000 individuals and families pass through and receive food. A recipient of the distribution on Winbourne said, “You never think it will happen to you, but I think this food is wonderful and a blessing. God bless each donor tenfold.”