December 20, 2018
As part of its overarching disaster relief initiative, “Fueling Good. Rebuilding Lives.,” CITGO Petroleum Corporation is sponsoring mobile food pantries in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey on the Gulf Coast. Working with local food banks, CITGO will fund custom food pantry trailers to serve as mobile, mini grocery stores, improving access to healthy foods for residents still rebuilding after the storm. The first pantry will launch in early December.
“CITGO is working hard to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said CITGO Vice President Strategic Shareholder Relations and Government & Public Affairs Rafael Gomez. “As an engaged corporate citizen of the Gulf area, we’re committed to long-term recovery efforts, not just cleanup in the immediate aftermath of a storm. These mobile food pantries will ensure that the people in the communities where we live and work have access to affordable, healthy food, regardless of their situation.”
One of the trailers will launch in Houston, Texas, where it will make up to 10 stops per week in the Independence Heights, Northline and Acres Homes neighborhoods. CITGO will also expand its mobile food pantry support to other hurricane-affected areas. In Texas’ Coastal Bend region, CITGO will partner with the Coastal Bend Food Bank to make deliveries five days a week to Aransas, Bee, Klebert, Nueces and San Patricio counties. Meanwhile, the company will support the Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana to make deliveries throughout Southwest Louisiana.