Mobile pantries expand Houston Food Bank deliveries

A Chevron employee (right), helps distribute produce and other foods to Houston residents Dec. 21. The company donated two trucks (one is in the background) to the Houston Food Bank to help deliver perishables to area residents. Photo courtesy Houston Food Bank.

Chevron Corp. has donated $226,000 to the Houston Food Bank, to provide the agency with two temperature-controlled mobile “pantries.”

The trucks will be used to increase distribution of fruits, vegetables and other perishables to 19,000 people served by the food bank each month, with a focus on areas most affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Chevron recently announced a commitment of $2 million as part of its hurricane recovery efforts, according to a news release. That brings Harvey relief efforts by Chevron, and current and retired employees, to $4 million.

The company is matching up to $75,000 in donations to the Houston Food Bank through the end of the year. The food bank’s network serves 800,000 people a year, according to the release.

Chevron employees and volunteers participated in a food fair Dec. 21 at Impact Houston, one of the food bank’s member agencies, to distribute items to local residents.

 

 

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