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Serving Houston: We’re providing 600,000 meals to Houston area families in need after Winter Storm Uri

Serving Houston: We’re providing 600,000 meals to Houston area families in need after Winter Storm Uri

Winter storm Uri greatly impacted Texas, including Houston and the 18 counties in southeast Texas served by the Houston Food Bank, leaving people without power and water during a time when many are still struggling with the impact of the pandemic. Citizens have turned to organizations like the Houston Food Bank for assistance, and generous support from the community has allowed the non-profit organization to provide food for better lives in this time of uncertainty.

Sequent Energy Management and the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation together donated a total of $200,000 to Houston Food Bank to assist with Winter Storm Uri recovery. Every dollar donated to Houston Food Bank provides three meals, so this donation will provide 600,000 meals to Houston families.

Winter storm Uri greatly impacted Texas, including Houston and the 18 counties in southeast Texas served by the Houston Food Bank, leaving people without power and water during a time when many are still struggling with the impact of the pandemic.

Citizens have turned to organizations like the Houston Food Bank for assistance, and generous support from the community has allowed the non-profit organization to provide food for better lives in this time of uncertainty.

Sequent Energy Management and the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation together donated a total of $200,000 to Houston Food Bank to assist with Winter Storm Uri recovery. Every dollar donated to Houston Food Bank provides three meals, so this donation will provide 600,000 meals to Houston families.

“Sequent is proud to support our community through the pandemic and the energy and water infrastructure challenge caused by the arctic storm,” said Pete Tumminello, group president of commercial businesses at Southern Company Gas. “Not only does the Houston Food Bank provide short-term food and water needs, but also provides programs for long-term stability including job training, health management, nutrition education and more. They are the beacon of support for the economically disadvantaged in our community.”

The economic impact from the pandemic has more families relying on food banks than ever before. Food banks across the U.S. are seeing unprecedented demand, including the Houston Food Bank, which is distributing 800,000 pounds or more of food per day.

“In times like these, charitable organizations are relied upon by the most vulnerable people in our communities, and we, in turn, rely on the support of our generous donors in order to provide hope in the form of food,” said Brian Greene, president and CEO of Houston Food Bank. “Many of our neighbors are feeling the strain of this winter storm on top of an already dire situation brought on by COVID.  The support of Sequent Energy Management and the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation comes at a time when many need it the most and will make the most impact. We cannot thank them enough for their support.”

The Houston Food Bank, part of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, serves 18 southeast Texas counties with the help of more than 1,500 community partners to reach thousands of Texans each week with food supplies.  For more information on the Houston Food Bank visit www.HoustonFoodBank.org. For more information on Southern Company Gas Charitable Giving, visit scgcares.org.