Bayou City Blessings Volunteers Feed Children as COVID-19 Spreads
The shopping frenzy continues as many stock up on supplies for fear of coronavirus. Volunteers are helping some of the youngest and oldest members of our community who don’t have the ability to get extra supplies.
More than a thousand low-income children in Houston received meals from volunteers with Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack operated out of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church. They normally deliver weekend meals to schools for kids in need.
“This is a weekend food pack,” said Melissa Peter, an organizer with Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack, showing one of the meals that have yet to be delivered.
“The bags that we delivered yesterday and today are heartier bags.”
A wrench was thrown into the charity’s meal delivery plans this week when students were dismissed early and abruptly due to coronavirus concerns.
“We couldn’t get the bags to the kids because the announcement was after school was out,” said Peter.
That didn’t stop the charity workers. Instead, even more volunteers came out Thursday night, and Friday morning crews delivered the meals directly to the community where many of the children live.
“We distributed about 1,500 weekend food packs,” said Peter.