Looking For Food, Water In Greater Houston And Galveston? Here’s A List (Friday, Feb. 19)

Here’s how you or someone you know can get food and water as local infrastructure continues to recover from the winter storm.

A volunteer loads donated water into the trunk of a car at a distribution site, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Houston. Houston and several surrounding cities are under a boil water notice as many residents are still without running water in their homes.

This list is now out of date. For an updated list for Saturday, click here.

Most of Houston has its power back as of Friday morning. But many Houstonians are still struggling without electricity, while water pressure remains low for people throughout most of the city, and still others deal with burst pipes.

City government, public officials and community organizations are hosting events with food, water and supplies for people still unable to boil water.

Below is a list of location where you or someone you know can find help.

  • Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Road, Spring Branch. Open Now. Water
  • West Houston Assistance Ministries, Westchase, 10501 Meadowglen Lane. Open Now. Water and food for 250 families
  • Viet Alley Restaurant, 11210 Bellaire Boulevard, Chinatown. Opens at Noon. Water and hot meals for 200 families
  • Jersey Mike’s, 7670 Katy Freeway, Spring Branch. Open now until 9 p.m. Hot meals for 300 people
  • Jimmy Changas, 3090 Westgreen Boulevard, Katy. Open now until 9 p.m. Hot meals for 300 people
  • Rollin' Phatties, 1731 Westheimer Road, Montrose. Open Noon-Midnight. Hot meals for 375 people
  • 3118 Green St., Fifth Ward. Opens at Noon. Water and food
  • 318 Sampson St., Second Ward. Opens at Noon. Water and food
  • St Timothy's Episcopal Church, 13125 Indianapolis St., Northshore. Free groceries, 24/7
  • Houston Food Bank Partners call ahead to confirm.
  • A2ndcup Coffee Shop, 1111 E. 11th St., the Heights. Open now until 6 p.m. Boiled Water (bring container)
  • Maika'i Hawaiian BBQ, 1251 Pin Oak Road, Katy. Open now until 9 p.m all weekend. Free kids meals throughout the weekend
  • Pho Bò To & Bò Né, 8388 W. Sam Houston Parkway S., Alief. Opens at 2 p.m. until supplies last. Free pho, 2 bowl limit per family, reserve in advance
  • Burns Original BBQ, 14221 E. Sam Houston Parkway in the Kroger parking lot, Summerwood. Open Noon until sold out. Free BBQ meals for 2,000 people
  • Inner Me Studios, 2206 Emancipation Ave., East Downton. Open now until 9 p.m. Free hot showers
  • Battle Hops Brewing, 6801 Highway Boulevard, Katy. Open Noon until 8 p.m. Free filtered drinking water (bring container)
  • OST Liquor Store, 3928 Old Spanish Trail, Unit E, Third Ward. Open now until 9 p.m. Free case of water, one per family
  • Iglesia Rios de Aceite, 12500 Corona Lane, Alief. Opens at 3 p.m. Bottled water and food
  • Precinct 4 non-potable water sites, Open Noon-5 p.m., 10 gallon limit (bring container):
    • Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tombal
    • Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St., Upper Kirby
    • Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble
    • Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
    • Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Spring Branch
  • Precinct 2 non-potable water sites, Open now-5p.m. 5 gallon limit (bring container):
    • Sylvan Beach Park: 636 N Bayshore Dr., La Porte
    • Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Pkwy, Seabrook
    • Jim & Joann Fonteno Park, 14350 1/2 Wallisville Rd., Wood Forest
    • Bill Crowley Park, 5100 Lauder Rd., East Aldine
    • Crosby Community Center, 409 Hare Rd., Crosby
    • Riley Community Center, 808 1/2 Magnolia Ave., Crosby


  • Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, Bottled water
  • Schlitterbahn Parking Lot, 2109 Lockheed St., Bottled water

For Houstonians who can't afford supplies, Mutual Aid Houston is offering financial assistance of $100 to anyone in immediate need of food and water. To apply, keep checking the group’s online form as it becomes available.

Store updates and hours of operation for HEB, Central Market, Kroger, Walmart and Walgreens can be found at ReadyHarris.org under the header, "Looking for Supplies?" Public officials are recommending Houstonians try smaller grocery stores, as they might have short lines. A crowdsourced list of Houston businesses has circulated, but check with the location for hours of operations and supplies before traveling.

How To Volunteer

Houston Food Bank is looking for volunteers at its sites, and are also accepting canned donations at Houston Food Bank East located at 535 Portwall St. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center said it is in dire need of blood donations. There is an emergency blood drive at NRG Park Friday and Saturday. Appointments are preferred, and masks are required. CrowdSource Rescue is also seeking volunteers, and Say Her Name TX is looking for volunteers and donations.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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