METROLift to make 500 grocery deliveries a week to people with disabilities

Houston Mayor Slyvester Turner announced the creation of the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Food Assistance Program to help deliver groceries to people with disabilities. Courtesy METRO.
Houston Mayor Slyvester Turner announced the creation of the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Food Assistance Program to help deliver groceries to people with disabilities. Courtesy METRO.

Houston Mayor Slyvester Turner announced the creation of the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Food Assistance Program to help deliver groceries to people with disabilities. Courtesy METRO.

Beginning April 24, The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s Lift Program partner with the city of Houston, Houston Food Bank, and Walmart and Sam’s Club to make 500 weekly grocery deliveries to people with disabilities, according to a news release from the transit provider.

METRO will be doing so through the Houston Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Food Assistance Program, which is designed to deliver shelf-stabilizing items and fresh produce as well as basic home necessities for people with disabilities for whom it is difficult to secure these items as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to the city’s webpage.


The grocery deliveries were made possible because of a $30,000 donation from Walmart.

In order to sign up for the program, fill out an online request form in either English or Spanish, or sign up by phone at 832-394-0814.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.