Hurricane Harvey made landfall two days ago and dumped more than 2 feet of rain on thousands of people in Houston and on the Gulf Coast. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard.

As the hurricane continues to drop heavy rainfall and floodwaters continue to rise, many organizations are doing vital work to help the FEMA estimated 30,000 people without shelter and thousands more who are struggling during this difficult time.

Here is a list of food shelters serving the region that could use your support. Everybody Craves is in no way tied to these organizations, and it’s best to do research before donating to any nonprofit organization.

Consider donating money instead of food, since money can arrive much fast via digital means and it allows the food bank to use your donation where they need it most.

Feeding Texas is a statewide nonprofit that works with state and federal relief efforts during national disasters. When a disaster is too taxing for a local food bank, Feeding Texas steps in and coordinates relief efforts of numerous organizations so help reaches families as quickly as possible.

Food banks

Here is a list of food banks Feeding Texas says could be affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Houston Food Bank

Galveston Food Bank

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)

Corpus Christi Food Bank

Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)

Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)

Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)

San Antonio Food Bank

(h/t NPR)




Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.