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Precinct 2 joins Houston Food Bank to feed federal workers, veterans

January 24, 2019

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia and the Houston Food Bank are teaming up to help those impacted by the partial government shutdown.

Garcia and the nonprofit, at 10 a.m. Friday, will kick off the first round of food and resource fairs called “Precinct 2 Cares.” The event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“The drive-thru style food fairs will provide food and resource guides to veterans and furloughed federal employees,” according to the event’s flyer.

Attendees — veterans and federal employees — should bring their identification. There are two ways to register, either by visiting eventbrite.com, search “Precinct 2 Cares” and complete the form or call 281-479-4232.

“Precinct 2 Cares” is scheduled to happen at two sites: East Harris County Activity Center — 7340 Spencer Highway in Pasadena — and Northeast Community Center — 10918 Bentley St. in Houston.

Lake Houston area residents have also offered a hand.

Penelope Reider, executive director of Kingwood Arbor Terrace, handed out meals to air-traffic controllers Wednesday morning.

Houston Chronicle’s John Roper and Erin Douglas assembled a list of businesses that would assist federal workers, including T-Mobile, Chase Bank, TXU Energy and more.

The partial government shutdown is now in its 33rd day, the longest in U.S. history. On Wednesday, protesters staged a sit-in in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office and were later arrested.

nguyen.le@chron.com

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