New food distribution sites identified for Saturday and week of May 4

Food distribution efforts led by the Houston Independent School District in partnership with the Houston Food Bank will continue this Saturday at NRG Stadium and throughout next week at 25 campus sites throughout the district.

The Saturday event at NRG is the third mass community food distribution.  The site is expected to distribute 10,000 food packages — each weighing 80 to 100 pounds — in about five hours. To accommodate the increase, the site will open from 2 to 7 p.m.

Distribution will be held in the NRG yellow lot, and attendees must enter via the yellow lot main entrance off South Main Street.

In just the first two Saturday events, upwards of 1.3 million pounds of food was distributed.

Additionally, weekday food distribution will continue next week with another 25 sites open throughout the district. Each site can distribute up to 500 bags — or 15,000 pounds of food — per day.

As families arrive at sites, Nutrition Services staff will minimize contact by filling out the required Emergency Food Assistance Program forms for families and placing food in their trunks. Participants who walk to the sites also must adhere to social distancing requirements.

Specific dates and times for the weekday distributions are listed below.

Saturday, May 2
NRG Stadium Yellow Parking Lot Main Entrance, 2 to 7 p.m.

Monday, May 4
Fondren Middle School, 6333 S. Braeswood Blvd., 9 a.m.
Sterling Aviation High School, 11625 Martindale Road, 9 a.m.
Tijerina Elementary School, 6501 Sherman St., 11 a.m.
Marshall Elementary School, 6200 Winfield Road, 3 p.m.
Moreno Elementary School, 620 East Canino Road, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5
Highland Heights Elementary School, 865 Paul Quinn St., 9 a.m.
Madison High School, 13719 White Heather Drive, 9 a.m.
Thomas Middle School, 5655 Selinsky Road, 11 a.m.
Revere Middle School, 10502 Briar Forest Drive, 3 p.m.
Shadydale Elementary School, 5905 Tidwell Road, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, May 6
Clifton Middle School, 6001 Golden Forest Drive, 9 a.m.
Northside High School, 1101 Quitman St., 9 a.m.
Bonham Elementary School, 8302 Braes River Drive, 11 a.m.
Bastian Elementary School, 5051 Bellfort Ave., 3 p.m.
Henry Middle School, 10702 East Hardy Road, 3 p.m.

Thursday, May 7
Furr High School, 520 Mercury Dr., 9 a.m.
North Forest High School, 10726 Mesa Dr., 9 a.m.
Milby High School, 1601 Broadway St., 11 a.m.
Tinsley Elementary School, 11035 Bob White Dr., 3 p.m.
Fleming Middle School, 4910 Collingsworth St., 3 p.m.

Friday, May 8
Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St., 9 a.m.
Navarro Middle School, 5100 Polk St., 9 a.m.
Chavez High School, 8501 Howard Dr., 11 a.m.
Key Middle School, 4000 Kelley St., 3 p.m.
Benavidez Elementary School, 6262 Gulfton St., 3 p.m.