The Well food pantry broke all records by serving 479 families last Tuesday.

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The Well food pantry broke all records by serving 479 families last Tuesday.

The Well food pantry broke all records by serving 479 families last Tuesday.

By LYNN SHIGEKAWA

The Well on Masters Road in Manvel has once again expanded its services following Harvey to meet the needs of the public. Food Pantry Tuesdays runs from 12 to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. The Well partners with the Houston Food Bank and is located at the Church on Masters Road.

According to founder Ruth Dietz, “Last Tuesday was amazing. We served a record breaking 479 families. My husband Logan set up the computer where clients were able to apply for FEMA assistance while they were here. On Tuesday, Sept. 5, we served 453 families. So we broke all records for two weeks in a row. However, our shelves are now bare of the most needed items. This is a time that food drives would be helpful.”

The Well asks that local individuals or organizations consider mounting food drives. The most needed items now are canned veggies, canned fruit, canned beans, any kinds of soups, canned protein such as tuna, chicken, chili or other canned meats, cereals, pastas and noodles of any sort.

By partnering with Houston Food Bank, the Well can provide a produce truck that carries 10 pallets of fresh fruit and or vegetables for Manvel area residents in need of service. The produce delivery involves a cost of $200 and the Well is looking for partners, sponsors, small organizations or individuals who would like to help underwrite this expense. They have committed to delivering this service twice a month continuing from Sept. 26 and also on Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 14 and 28 and Dec. 12.

Anyone interested in having a food drive, sponsoring a Produce Tuesday or in volunteering may contact Ruth Dietz at 832-541-7973 or email her at [email protected] or visit on a Tuesday at 6911 Masters Rd in Manvel. For the latest happenings, visit their Facebook page.

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