Help After Harvey
We stand ready to serve anyone in need of food and clothing in the aftermath of Harvey. Since 1983, Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) has been providing food and clothing direct distribution services to the Houston community. In 2016, the EAC provided services to over 50,000 individuals.
Our facility on Fannin Street weathered the storm with no flood damage and is open distributing food, food relief boxes, clothes and hygiene items.
The EAC had a very busy day today helping our neighbors: so many families displaced and traumatized. It is hard to not tear up when we hear the stories.
This weekend, we’ll be taking relief boxes into the hardest hit areas.
The EAC at Fannin has Houston Food Bank emergency relief boxes and water available. Direct assistance will not be available at the Houston Food Bank main office at 535 Portwall. For the next few weeks, the Houston Food Bank will be concentrating all efforts on distributing food to direct providers like the EAC at Fannin.
To help people in the overall community, the EAC and the Houston Food Bank have prepared a handout of open pantries. This handout is being used at the Houston Food Bank to assist individuals who arrive at the Houston Food Bank seeking food. Both organizations believe that accurate information is absolutely critical to helping hurt people recover – meeting both need and expectation.
Once again, the EAC is in full operation. Please be careful traveling as there are blocked roads, significant road hazards, traffic light failures and debris on the roadways.
The EAC will have a significant need for additional financial resources to help the tens of thousands of people who will be needing immediate assistance. Please consider joining us and helping them by making a contribution to the EAC.
EAC @ HFB
The EAC and the Houston Food Bank established a collaborative partnership to serve the working poor in 2012. The EAC provides staffing and volunteers to operate the Emergency Food Pantry and the HFB provides the food, stocking and the facility. This partnership is referred to as “EAC @ HFB”.
To learn more about the EAC @ HFB or about volunteer opportunities, visit the Emergency Food Pantry website.
Working together for the working poor
Saving lives hand in hand.
Founded in 1983, in Houston, Texas, the Emergency Aid Coalition is an interfaith organization that collaborates to provide temporary assistance in the form of food, clothing and other basic needs, with an emphasis on serving the working poor.
Each year we help more than 50,000 individuals living on the edge of poverty. Support from member congregations, dedicated volunteers, fundraisers and other benefactors allows the Emergency Aid Coalition to continue serving those in need in Houston’s inner city and Midtown neighborhoods.
The EAC serves individuals and families in Harris County who need food and/or clothing. We do not offer financial assistance of any kind. To receive services from us, you will be asked to complete a short intake interview and provide required documents.
Find out more about our programs & assistance:
Our programs are operated by a
dedicated group of volunteers and include:
Two Food Pantries—Two Locations (Portwall & Fannin)
“Lunch To Go” at EAC (Fannin)
Clothing Center (Fannin)
Boots to Work (Fannin)
Books and Backpacks (Fannin)
We have a job to fit your skills
and your schedule. Please volunteer today!