METROLift Goes the Distance to Deliver Groceries to Hundreds of Families

By: METRO Press Office
| Published 04/24/2020

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HOUSTON, TX - The generosity of Houstonians was on full display today; and because of it, hundreds of families will not go hungry tonight. METROLift partnered with the city of Houston, the Houston Food Bank, Walmart and Sam's Club for the Food Access Program. The program, led by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, was launched to ensure the most vulnerable in our community are not left behind as we fight COVID-19.

Today, 60 METROLift vans and Yellow Cab minivans hit the road to make more than 600 deliveries. It was a team effort with more than two dozen METROLift employees, First Transit and Yellow Cab contractors helping with scheduling, dispatching, loading boxes of groceries and encouraging volunteers.

The deliveries included shelf-stable goods and fresh produce as well as some basic home necessities thanks to a $30,000 donation from Walmart to the Houston Food Bank.

Anyone interested in signing up, or learning more about the program can call 832-394-0814 or go to the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities website.

The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution, leading hunger relief in 18 southeast Texas counties.

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