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Local Free Food programs serve Pct. 2

Constable Sherman Eagleton and deputies gave away brisket tacos last Thursday at Frank’s Collision Repair just South of US 90 on FM 2100. The barbecue was cooked right outside the shop.

HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT 2 – Harris County Precinct 2 has three programs to distribute food to those that need it on a first come first serve basis.

The first thing to know is that most of the Harris County Community Centers have been closed unless there is a special program going on at one of them. For example, who knew they were testing for Covid-19 at the Crosby Community Center last weekend? The only centers still open are those that are centrally located within Precinct 2 such as Barrett Community Center, and J.D. Walker Community Center. They are servicing Highlands and Crosby and Huffman, to obtain food in the drive through programs.

Free Food Programs include the Senior Homebound Food Distribution Programs where about 300 meals are taken to the resident’s home a day if the senior registers online or by telephone and they are accepted.

“Secondly, we are doing what we call brown bag lunches at Community Centers on Mondays and Wednesdays and at our three parks on Tuesday and Thursdays on a weekly basis,” said Frida Villalobos, who heads the programs for Commissioner Adrian Garcia.

“On Fridays we are offering ‘Free Hot Meals’ at our Community Centers. We are contracting with local restaurants at the five community centers. So, each community center is offering 200 meals, so each business gets the opportunity to bid for the project and then they bring the food and families can come on a first come first serve basis and they get their meal,” concluded Villalobos.

The registration website is hcp2.com and the telephone number for those lacking internet is (713) 274-2222. Also on social media on the Precinct 2 page, there is constant updating for changes and opportunity.

This Friday, there is to be a back pack filled with food distribution for the first 200 at the San Jacinto Community Center in Highlands.

Otherwise, the five locations of Community Centers are J.D. Walker Center at 7613 Wade Road for McNair and Highlands, Barrett Station Center at 11901 Mulberry Street for the Barrett Station Community, Crosby and Huffman. The Grayson Community Center is to service North Shore and Channelview. The North East Community Center and East Harris County AC at 7340 Spencer Highway near Pasadena are the other two Centers. These have brown bag lunches for the larger community on Monday and Wednesday from Noon until 1:30 p.m. on a first come until supplies are exhausted basis.

Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at Noon until exhausted of 200 lunches, Baytown Soccer Park at 4700 Village Lane, Bay Area Annex at 16603 Buccaneer Lane and Cloverleaf Park at 825 Beacon Street are the three park locations.

The I.T. May Community Center is closed until further notice.

The Senior Meals Program is for those that would normally be served meals by the Community Centers.

The other programs are on a first come first served until supplies are exhausted basis. Where once the supply was 250 to 300 meals, now it is 200.