St. Mary’s has also been in contact with the Houston Food Bank, which is currently closed, and with food banks in our Feeding America network in other affected areas to assess the needs of those who have been displaced from their homes and the emergency personnel on the ground in Texas.
St. Mary’s has been working to prepare for the past 48 hours, gathering the most needed items from our warehouses in Phoenix and Surprise including drinking water, ready-to-eat meals and snacks, baby products and personal hygiene items. The first truckload for Corpus Christi and Victoria will be put together later this afternoon.
Houston and St. Mary’s Food Banks are among the largest the country and often serve as first responders to national disasters. With the current and forecasted weather still a major factor in Houston, the need for emergency items will continue in the coming days and weeks and St. Mary’s will respond as needed in any capacity, including relief items, transportation and food bank personnel.