PHARR – The hustle and bustle was in full effect at the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley Tuesday as efforts are being taken to provide food to counties after category four hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast Friday.
Currently the food bank is accepting bottled water, peanut butter & jelly individual, easy to open tuna, potted meat and vienna sausages, easy open fruit cans, powdered milk, cereal, bleach, paper towels and toilet paper.
The food bank and H-E-B will deliver donations to food banks in Corpus Christi and Victoria. Collections will be taken through Sunday Sept. 3. Valley residents can also drop off specific donations at any Hidalgo, Cameron or Willacy county H-E-B stores.
Online monetary donations for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi and Food Bank of Golden Crescent can be made at www.foodbankrgv.com. Currently the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley has not been dispatched to Houston.
The United Way of South Texas encourages direct support through the Houston United Way Relief Fund at www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood/flood-donation.
Edinburg United Police Officer's Association and the Edinburg International Association of Firefighters are collecting donations at Freddy Gonzalez Splash Park, 1402 S. Veterans Blvd. Edinburg. Aug. 30, 31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
City of Edinburg are collecting items from the Food Bank RGV list at the Edinburg Activity Center 123 E. Palm Dr. through Sunday Sept. 3 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Napper Parent Community Education Center is accepting items from Food Bank RGV list
903 N. Flag, Pharr Room No. 7, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Carnahan Parent/Community Education Center is accepting items from Food Bank RGV list
317 W. Gore, Pharr Room No. 6, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Buckner Parent/Community Education Center is accepting items from Food Bank RGV list
1011 N. Fir, Pharr, Front Office Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Bowie Parent Community Education Center is accepting items from Food Bank RGV list
811 E. Bowie, Alamo Westside Parking Lot Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Also accepting Food Bank RGV list is any Pharr, San Juan or Alamo fire department.
Edinburg CISD is partnering with the American Red Cross to collect bottled water, canned foods, diapers, toiletries and first aid kits. Friday Sept. 1, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Richard Flores Stadium.