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Food Packages for Harvey Households
Individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey are eligible to receive one or more food packages with 10 to 20 food items that can be taken home and prepared as needed. Details about accessing the food are on this page along with a map that families may use to search for a local distribution site. All individuals in need of food as a result of the Hurricane Harvey disaster may pick up a food package in a presidentially declared disaster county.

This is a short-term measure to address the need for food until  the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) becomes available. The food packages are being made available through the Disaster Household Distribution (DHD) program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Feeding Texas and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Refer to the map below for available DHD sites. Always call before going to the site. 

Disaster SNAP will be available in select counties beginning September 13, 2017. Program availability will be extended to all Presidentially Declared Disaster counties in the coming weeks. To determine if Disaster SNAP is available in your county, click here. The DHD program will end in the counties in which Disaster SNAP is available.

Who is Eligible to Receive a Food Package?
  • Any individual or family impacted by Hurricane Harvey and in a presidentially declared disaster area.

Distribution Locations and Hours 
Distribution locations and hours will vary. Distributions will occur until supplies are depleted or the distribution site is scheduled to close.

All pick up dates, times and locations are subject to change. Always contact the distribution location at the number listed to ensure accuracy. Use these tools for getting site information:

  • Dial 2-1-1 and ask for food assistance
    OR
  • Use the map below

What Do I Bring?
  • No documentation is required. Food will be distributed in a box or bag weighing up to 25-30 pounds. Extra bags or insulated containers may be helpful. Click the location's pin on the map for contact information if you have additional questions about what to bring.

What Can I Expect in a Package
  • Each of the packages contain 25-30 pounds of shelf-stable food items. Contents may vary depending on the distribution site. Some locations could distribute food that requires refrigeration.

How Many Packages Can I Receive and How Often?

Household Size

Food Package Count and Frequency

1 – 3 family members

1 package per week

4 – 6 family members

2 package per week

7+ family members

3 package per week



Click here to see if you are in a county that is a Presidentially Declared Disaster Area.

More Information
  • For more information about this and other available aid, dial 2-1-1 (for callers from Texas) or 1-(877) 541-7905. 
  • For more information about Texas SNAP, visit YourTexasBenefits.com.
  • Get more information in this informational flyer.

Using the Map
  1. Enter an address or ZIP Code. 
  2. Select the radius to indicate the distance you would be willing to travel for a box of food.
  3. Click Search.
  4. Click on the pin to get information about the site.



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color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  
mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
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