HISD, Houston Food Bank hosts community food distributions on Fridays in August at NRG

The Houston Independent School District, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, is hosting mass community food distributions on in August at NRG Stadium.

Nutrition Services staff are expected to distribute 5,000 food packages as well as 5,000 packages of student meals. The family food packages will have up to 60 pounds of food, while each student meals package will contain a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch meals.

Distribution is open from 2 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 14, Aug. 21, and Aug. 28 in the NRG yellow lot. Attendees must enter via the yellow lot main entrance off South Main Street. During the final distribution — on Aug. 28 only — families also will receive school supplies donated by T-Mobile, Reliant, and Kroger.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we know that many of our families are still in need of food,” HISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan said. “These community food distribution sites are a good way to reach as many people as we can.”

As families arrive, Nutrition Services staff will minimize contact by placing food in vehicle trunks. Participants who walk to NRG must adhere to physical distancing requirements.

Community food packages are available to all. For student meals, the driver must have children in the car or show proof of enrollment in any school district (report card, student id, etc.) or birth certificate.

For more information about HISD meal programs, visit www.HoustonISD.org/Nutrition.