From KC to Houston: Helping flood victims find food, supplies after flooding

Posted at 9:30 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 22:30:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The images we see from Houston are heartbreaking. Pictures and videos of scared families wading through flood waters seeking safety. Neighborhoods are being swallowed up from the rain that just keeps pouring. The damage spun by Hurricane Harvey is overwhelming.

Families have lost everything they own. Everything they loved. Everything.

Help after Harvey

Many in Houston who need help rely on the Houston Food Bank. The non-profit agency helps feed 800,000 people each year. They distribute food and cleaning supplies to other food pantries and soup kitchens across Houston and Harris County. 

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Right now, the Houston Food Bank is closed thanks to flood waters surrounding the building. So people who need food and water, can't get it. The director of communications for the Houston Food Bank, Adele Brady, told 41 Action News, this is the worst flooding she's ever experienced in that area.

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But once the flood waters recede, and Harvey dissipates, families will need help.

The Houston Food Bank is asking for monetary donations to help get operations up and running once the flood waters go down. This isn't just a week-long venture they are undertaking. The Houston Food Bank will be an intricate part of helping people rebuild their lives for the next few months. As they said in a statement to 41 Action News, "we are here for the long haul".

Sending Help

You can text "Harvey17" to 41444 to send your donation or follow this link to give your support. Every $1 you provide will go provide three meals to those who need it most.