The Houston Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday that it will distribute free food to children at 47 sites across the city this week, including nine locations in the near northwest part of town.
The meal distribution program, funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture as well as the Child and Adult Care Food Program, will provide one lunch and one snack to all children between the ages of 1-18 who visit the sites. Parents cannot pick up food for children who are not present at the time of pick-up, and food will be placed in the trunk of recipients’ vehicles to ensure social distancing.
The distribution sites will be open from 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The parks and recreation department said a total of 50 meals will be available at each site on Monday, with the potential to increase to 200 meals per site based on participation.
The locations in or near the area include Candlelight Park Community Center, 1520 Candlelight Ln.; Highland Park Community Center, 3316 De Soto St.; Independence Heights Community Center, 6603 E. 35th St.; Love Community Center, 1000 W. 12th St.; Montie Beach Community Center, 915 Northwood St.; Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton St.; Proctor Plaza Park Community Center, 803 W. Temple St.; Stude Park Community Center, 1030 Stude St.; and Woodland Community Center, 212 Parkview St.
For more information and a complete list of distribution sites, visit houstontx.gov/parks/.