Harvey Disaster Relief
If you need help
> Find a disaster food distribution point near you
> Call our helpline at 832-369-9390
> Call 2-1-1
Harris County residents can apply for D-SNAP (Disaster Supplemental Assistance Program) benefits Sept. 22-Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You must apply in person on the dates assigned to your letter of the alphabet at one of three locations in Harris County: Greenspoint, Southwest and Pasadena. Get addresses, eligibility and other information. Scroll down and click on Harris County. On the same page, you'll find links or information for other disaster counties in the Houston Food Bank service area: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller and Wharton.
Apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) with help from our Client Assistance Program. Call the Helpline at 832-369-9390, or visit our offices, 535 Portwall St., Houston, TX 77029, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday.
Please note: The Houston Food Bank's Emergency Food Pantry is closed until further notice.
If you want to help those hit by Harvey
Is your nonprofit organization interested in becoming a temporary partner agency?
The best thing you can do to help the Houston Food Bank right now is to make a donation of money designated for disaster relief.
Our neighbors urgently need assistance. The Houston Food Bank’s greatest need is for funds that will help us provide relief and continue recovery efforts.
Donations will be used for disaster relief until this year’s needs are met, and the remaining funds will support ongoing hunger-relief efforts.
> Please register first so we can make sure you have a productive
> Volunteer shifts apply, open daily
Morning: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon (Sundays through Oct. 1, then one Sunday a month)
Afternoon: Monday-Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Evening: Monday-Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Donate Food and Supplies
Drop off curbside at 535 Portwall
Now until further notice
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday
> Canned ready-to-eat items with pull tops: vegetables, fruit
> Protein in pouches or pull-top cans: tuna, beef stew, chili,
> Peanut butter
> Snacks: granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.
> Paper goods
> Cleaning supplies: mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes,
bleach, garbage bags, bug spray
We’re in it for the long haul.
An unprecedented number of people in the greater Houston area are affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The storm unleashed monumental destruction across southeast Texas. For individuals who already struggle to provide for their family’s basic needs, the flooding is even more catastrophic.
How does the Houston Food Bank help people affected by Harvey?
The Houston Food Bank has a history of providing disaster relief, but we've never seen devastation on this scale.
We will provide food and supplies in the short term and for many months to come to residents in southeast Texas who will struggle to rebuild their lives. The Food Bank will work closely with our network of partner agencies to ensure food is getting to those who need it most. We also find ways to connect offers of help with those who are providing help.