Houston Food Bank
This grants is made possible through our BWF-Qatar Harvey Fund (QHF) Partnership:
Veterans COVID-19 Response
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the daily lives of all Americans, vulnerable groups such as low-income families, minorities, single parent households, the disabled, and the elderly are most susceptible to negative effects. Veterans are among all of these groups, and in the Texas Gulf Coast, veterans are also still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Food Bank and their partners quickly identified increased needs in the veteran community and the barriers veterans face due to lack of transportation and economic resources, as well as health and housing issues. Working with their partners at Combined Arms, Houston Food Bank built a plan to ensure they can meet the needs experienced by veteran households across the region. With this QHF-BWF grant, Houston Food Bank will build a pantry at the Combined Arms veteran center and also embed a coordinator aiding veterans applying for state-funded social and health services, including SNAP, Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid, and women’s health programs. This capability will provide greater access to food and serve at least 1,000 veteran households across the region.