Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries moves to Tuesday-only food pantry, asks for food donations

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries' Resale Shop had to close March 19. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries' Resale Shop had to close March 19. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries' Resale Shop had to close March 19. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries is asking residents to donate nonperishable food items to help support neighbors in need during the coronavirus pandemic. According to an April 2 news release, TEAM does not anticipate receiving another delivery from the Houston Food Bank in the near term, causing community support to be essential for continuing to fill the nonprofit's food pantry.

TEAM has changed its food pantry hours from twice weekly to Tuesdays only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the release, citing long hours for food pantry workers and the duration of Harris County's "Stay Home-Work Safe" order in effect until April 30.

"Several churches are planning food drives, and we are receiving small individual food donations," the release said. "Without the Houston Food Bank deliveries, we will rely on community support."

According to the release, items needed the most include:

  • small jars of peanut butter

  • small bags of rice

  • small bags of dried beans

  • saltine crackers

  • small jars of jelly

  • mac and cheese

  • snack packages of cookies and cheese crackers


Items will be included in prepackaged sacks for the food pantry to distribute.

Donations can be dropped off at the double doors in the alley behind the TEAM Resale Shop at 300 W. Main St., Tomball, on Wednesdays or Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Donors are encouraged to knock loudly and, if no one answers, leave the items by the doorway for staff to pick up.


Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries

281-351-6700

www.teamtomball.com
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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