Officials with the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce will bring back the group's annual holiday food drive Nov. 30, this time in support of Tony's Place and LGBTQ+ youth.

Founded in 2016 in Montrose, Tony's Place serves as a drop-in center for young LGBTQ+ people, assisting with basic needs, case management, support services, community engagement and advocacy, according to a Nov. 3 news release from the LGBTQ Chamber announcing the food drive.

“Our kids need a space to go for support, food, and supplies that is free from judgment.” Chamber President Tammi Wallace said in a statement. "We’re grateful for our community and know they’ll step up in a big way this holiday season to support our LGBTQ+ Youth.”

Houstonians can participate in the drive by bringing food and supplies to a dropoff point at Eureka Heights—941 W. 18th St., Houston—between 4-7 p.m. Nov. 30. The following supplies are in need:
  • Canned and boxed food items
  • Bottled water
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Chapstick
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Brushes and combs
  • Edge control products
  • Bonnets and durags
  • Belts
  • Shoes
  • Underwear, tucking underwear and bras
  • Jackets and hoodies
  • Chest binders
  • Disposable plates, bowls and cups
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • First aid kits
Financial donations can also be made virtually at any time on the chamber's website.