Helping local food pantries recover from the winter storm and ongoing impact of COVID-19
HOUSTON (March 8, 2021) – Volunteer Houston and the Multi-Faith Council – a voluntary membership group of diverse faith leaders – at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston are hosting a contact free, food drive to help fill the shelves at local food pantries after they aided the community during the winter storm. The community is invited to drop off dry and canned food, pet food and baby diapers during this one-day event being held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 1 pm – 4 pm at Meals on Wheels of Greater Houston located on 3202 San Jacinto St. in Houston.
“We are asking the community to help combat food insecurity in Houston by supporting the March Into Spring By Helping Your Neighbors Food Drive,” said Jodi Bernstein, vice president of Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. “In response to the recent winter storm and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are collecting much needed non-perishable food and dry pet food that will replenish the supplies at five local community food pantries currently serving hundreds of Houstonians on a weekly basis.”
The local food pantries participating include:
- Brentwood Baptist Church
- Stephen Presbyterian Church
- Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
- Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
- Liberty High School
“Houstonians have always stepped up to help their neighbors in times of need. This is why we are Houston Strong,” said Bernstein.
The food drive will take place rain or shine. People dropping off items should enter the campus from Stuart Street. For more information visit www.imgh.org/food-drive or contact Gayla Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.