Greater Houston LGBT Chamber hosts holiday food drive

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation's food drive this year will support the Montrose Center, filling boxes of food for LGBTQ seniors. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation's food drive this year will support the Montrose Center, filling boxes of food for LGBTQ seniors. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation's food drive this year will support the Montrose Center, filling boxes of food for LGBTQ seniors. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation's food drive this year will support the Montrose Center, filling boxes of food for LGBTQ seniors, the organization announced Nov. 24.

“The pandemic is severely impacting LGBTQ+ Seniors and with the rise in COVID cases, it’s making it even more challenging,” said Tammi Wallace, co-founder and president and CEO of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, in a news release.


The drive will accept donations from 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 4 at Signature Care ER, 1007 Westheimer Road. The site will practice social distancing and mask-wearing, and donations will be handled in a drive-thru and drop-off system. There are options to donate virtually as well.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber Foundation for their support and collaboration this year,” said Kennedy Loftin, chief development officer of the Montrose Center, in the release. “We know that 1 out of 5 LGBTQ+ people live in food poverty. And that was before the pandemic. The Chamber Holiday Food Drive will make a tremendous difference for our seniors.”

A list of requested food items and supplies can be found at www.houstonlgbtchamber.com/food-drive.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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