Food Service

Houston ISD and Houston Food Bank Distribute Food to More Than 4,000 Cars

Houston ISD and Houston Food Bank officials handed out 90,000 pounds of food at NRG Stadium on April 18, reports the Houston Chronicle.  

Workers and volunteers handed out bags of potatoes, meat, and milk to families in need at the first mass food distribution site in Houston. The line was so long that they began distributing food nearly three hours ahead of schedule to prevent a traffic jam.

The food was distributed to more than 4,100 cars, according to a Houston Food Bank spokeswoman.

Interim HISD Superintendent Grenita Lathan said district officials were not checking to see if students were included in the families receiving food.

“I feel confident these are our families,” Lathan told the Houston Chronicle. “At the end of the day, we are one community.”

Food distribution will continue for the rest of the school year and through summer, she said.

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