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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:31 PM

Thanking some incredible volunteers at the Houston Food Bank @POTUS @FLOTUS


Jen Psaki
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Thanking some incredible volunteers at the Houston Food Bank @POTUS @FLOTUS

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Reply Thanking some incredible volunteers at the Houston Food Bank @POTUS @FLOTUS (Original post)
soothsayer Feb 27 OP
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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:01 PM

1. Not one roll of paper towels thrown.



President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden toured the Houston Food Bank Friday, meeting with volunteers and helping pack boxes of food in the wake of last week’s winter storm.

The Bidens stopped by the food bank as part of a day-long trip to Houston, where residents are recovering from a food shortage after the storm disrupted supply chains and power outages spoiled refrigerated food. Even before the storm, food banks around Texas had begun seeing food shortages after the state Department of Agriculture slashed funding for a program that sends farmers’ surplus produce to food banks and charities.

Jill Biden arrived at the food bank shortly before the president and was joined by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott as she placed canned peaches into bags for the Backpack Buddy program, which distributes food on weekends to students who rely on school meals during the week. The first ladies also helped pack food for a federally funded program that distributes boxes of food to low-income seniors.

Katherine Byers, the Houston Food Bank’s government relations director, said officials are hoping the Bidens’ visit will lead to an uptick in donations, as was the case after U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, stopped by the food bank last weekend.

Our president and first lady do us proud, as do other Dems who have pitched in so much.

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