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Mobilizing a network of workers to deliver food aid

When needs more than doubled overnight, the Houston Food Bank found help from all corners of the community

In a typical year, the Houston Food Bank was distributing 400,000 pounds of meat, produce, canned goods and other food every day through local pantries and community partners. In the wake of the coronavirus, that daily tally grew to one million pounds. “The needs exceeded what we saw after Hurricane Harvey, which had been our largest distribution ever,” said president and CEO Brian Greene.

In the above video, Greene discusses how the Houston Food Bank mobilized workers and volunteers from the community to meet the needs of more than 140,000 families every week.

Bank of America is supporting the Houston Food Bank with a $400,000 donation, part of a $100 million grant program in support of local communities, which is in addition to the $250 million in philanthropy the bank provides annually. Learn more about the initiative here.

Originally published 6/16/2020