Mobile Food Pantry Launches to end Food Desert in North Houston

(HOUSTON, TX) – The Independence Heights neighborhood has been designated as a food desert by the United States Department of Agriculture. Volunteers of America Texas has partnered with the Houston Food Bank to help alleviate the food shortage in this area of North Houston.

On Monday, April 8, 2019, CITGO, VOA Texas and the Houston Food Bank, will serve the Independence Heights community with the launch of a mobile food pantry. Mayor Sylvester Turner will be in attendance to cut the ribbon for the mobile food pantry at 1:30 p.m. The food truck will begin distributions at 2:00 p.m. This collaboration will work to change the Independence Heights status from ‘food desert’ to ‘food surplus’.

WHAT:   Ribbon cutting for the Houston Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry Launch

WHEN:       Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:        4808 Yale Street, Houston, TX 77018

Food distribution will last until 4 p.m.

About Volunteers of America and Volunteers of America Texas

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America Texas is a human service organization dedicated to helping the vulnerable to reach their full potential. Through our S.H.A.R.E.D. mission, we provide: Substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery, Housing Assistance, Re-entry programs for those transitioning from prison, Employment and Disabilities services. With locations in more than 30 urban and rural communities, we’ve been making a difference for those who need the most help in Texas for more than 100 years.