The devastation from Hurricane Harvey is massive and it isn't done yet. There are lots of ways to help the victims, and food banks are one of them.

Before I list the food banks around the area of devastation that are in need of assistance, I want to share what is posted about helping by the South Plains Food Bank first. Their words carry more weight than anything I say, and you should contact the SPFB to see what you can do to help and not hinder relief efforts.

LUBBOCK, TX- In response to Hurricane Harvey, the South Plains Food Bank is coordinating with other food banks in the state through Feeding Texas in the first stages of this disaster. Feeding Texas is the collaborating organization for all Texas food banks. The SPFB is dedicated to providing as much help as possible and realize that this is an unfolding disaster that will require long-term recovery efforts. Feeding Texas has made specific requests from local food banks that SPFB is able to accommodate at this time. We realize that there are people who have sought refuge in our area. If they are in need of emergency assistance they are encouraged to contact the SPFB at (806) 763-3003. South Plains Food Bank is not soliciting food items at this time. We encourage the public to donate monetarily to the South Plains Food Bank or Feeding Texas. Anyone who would like to get involved hands-on can volunteer at the SPFB from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to David Weaver, CEO of the SPFB, “The public is encouraged to avoid traveling to the areas affected by the hurricane. As the recovery effort begins, the South Plains Food Bank will be offering other ways to get involved and provide relief to those affected by this tragedy. Once the storm has calmed, we may call on the community for specific items once a proper assessment can be conducted.”

But if you're looking to assist with South Texas area food banks by making financial contributions this is a list of many of them in the Houston and central and south Texas areas.

Houston Food Bank
832-369-9390
houstonfoodbank.org

Galveston Food Bank
409-945-4232
galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
361-578-0591
victoriafoodbank.org
Closed Friday

Corpus Christi Food Bank
361-887-6291
foodbankcc.com

Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
409-839-8777
setxfoodbank.org

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
956-682-8101
foodbankrgv.com

Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
979-779-3663
bvfb.org

Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
512-282-2111
centraltexasfoodbank.org

San Antonio Food Bank
210-337-3663
safoodbank.org