Cypress Assistance Ministries operating drive-thru food pantry on modified schedule

Cypress Assistance Ministries is distributing food to families in need in a drive-thru at its food pantry. (Courtesy Cypress Assistance Ministries)
Cypress Assistance Ministries is distributing food to families in need in a drive-thru at its food pantry. (Courtesy Cypress Assistance Ministries)

Cypress Assistance Ministries is distributing food to families in need in a drive-thru at its food pantry. (Courtesy Cypress Assistance Ministries)

Following Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s March 24 announcement about the enforcement of a “Stay Home-Work Safe” order starting Wednesday, officials with Cypress Assistance Ministries announced a modified schedule for its food pantry at 11265 Huffmeister Road, Houston.

The organization’s food pantry will be distributing prepackaged boxes of food and supplies in a drive-thru method, which limits contact Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.



Those picking up food are asked to show identification and residency and stay in their vehicles as items will be placed in their backseat or trunk. CAM staff members are wearing masks and gloves as another precautionary measure.

CAM serves individuals living in the following ZIP codes: 77065, 77095, 77429, 77433 and 77084.


The food pantry is also accepting volunteers and collecting donations. Dried beans, macaroni and cheese, jellies and jams, canned tomato products, canned meat, boxed cereal, vegetables, toiletries, hand sanitizer, Lysol, bleach and bottled water are the most needed items during this time.



To learn more about volunteering, email Lauren Smith at [email protected].
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.