As COVID-19 precautions intensify, food distribution sites operated by the Houston Independent School District in partnership with the Houston Food Bank have been canceled for Thursday and Friday.
The cancellation will remain in effect as the district re-evaluates its process for safely delivering this service to students and families.
“This is a difficult decision to make, but the safety of the community, staff, and volunteers is our top priority,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “We are proud that in the past two weeks we have provided meals for thousands of Houston families.”
Although the distribution sites are canceled, there are options for families in need.
The City of Houston is operating a curbside meal program at 47 community centers around the city Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Free meals, including a lunch and a snack, are available for youth ages 1 to 18. Only children who come to the site for pickup can receive the meal. Parents are not allowed to take food for a child that is not present at the time of pickup.
Additionally, families can visit HoustonFoodBank.org to see the 250 open partner sites that are located across greater Houston.