Many of our members in Houston, and the surrounding areas of Texas and into Louisiana, continue to be affected by Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing flooding.
If you are in the affected area and want to help, we have listed the name of an agency who is accepting allergy-friendly food donations, with delivery instructions so the food can make it safely to those who need it.
As the situation in the affected areas stabilizes, we will continue to reach out to local resources for information on donating and obtaining allergy-friendly foods and durable medical equipment. We will update you accordingly.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
If you were affected by Hurricane Harvey and use a medicine made by AstraZeneca and are a member of their AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings Program, you can get emergency refills by calling 1-800-AZandMe (1-800-292-6363).
Allergy-Friendly Food Donations
Many evacuees of Houston and surrounding areas are being sheltered in San Antonio. The San Antonio Food Bank is accepting food donations and will distribute it to various shelters in the area.
To make a monetary donation:Go to https://safoodbank.org/donate. Add “FOOD ALLERGY FRIENDLY FOODS” to the Notes section at the bottom of the donation page.
To ship allergy-friendly food donations:
Please use the following address and mark it clearly as an allergy-friendly donation.
Those in need of allergy-friendly food CANNOT go to the food bank for distribution. All distribution will be coordinated by the San Antonio Food Bank staff.
Ship allergy-friendly donations to:
San Antonio Food Bank
FOOD ALLERGY FRIENDLY
5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78227-2209
To ship from Amazon:
If you send a shipment directly from Amazon, add “FOOD ALLERGY FRIENDLY” in “Address line 2” and in the gift message. If Amazon requires a phone number for shipment, you can include:
210-337-FOOD (3663) or
If you are in the affected area and need help, here are agencies you can call for assistance.
If you can’t get through to 911, try these numbers for the Houston Command Center of the United States Coast Guard:
Disaster Survivors with Disabilities Hotline: 800-626-4959
The Disability Hotline provides referrals for disaster assistance with:
- Disaster-related problem-solving
- Evacuation strategies and issues
- Shelter accessibility issues
- Temporary housing strategies
- Assistive device, durable medical equipment and consumable medical supply referrals
Houston Red Cross: 866-526-8300
Your local Red Cross chapter provides emergency response services after disasters.
Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990
This national hotline provides crisis support to people experiencing distress from a natural or man-made disaster. You can also text Talk With Us to 66746.
211 Texas/United Way Helpline: 2-1-1
The 2-1-1 helpline helps connect you with resources in your community. You can also call 2-1-1 to register for emergency transportation assistance through STEAR.