HOUSTON (May 3, 2022) – As the Gulf Coast gears up for the 2022 Hurricane Season, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) will carry out its annual Operation IMpact project. Operation IMpact prepares over 5,000 homebound seniors for hurricane season by supplying them with a week’s worth of shelf-stable food to use in case a storm disrupts their Meals on Wheels deliveries.
This special project is made possible thanks to community support – most notably from Lead Sponsor CITGO and Harris County Sponsor Energy Transfer.
“The past few years were challenging for our seniors due to the pandemic and then Winter Storm Uri,” explains Interfaith Ministries President and CEO Martin B. Cominsky. “We have made sure to keep our seniors supplied with emergency food, and now it’s time to replenish that supply for hurricane season.”
This year’s Operation IMpact will require thousands of volunteers to pick up boxes of food from distribution site –in Harris County or in Galveston County – and deliver those emergency meal boxes to seniors. The seniors will also receive bottled water from the Interfaith Ministries staff. The project will take place on Saturday, May 14 in Harris County and on Saturday, May 21 in Galveston County. This is a family friendly volunteer event.
To volunteer or make a donation, visit https://www.imgh.org/donate/meals/impact/.