Congressman Al Green Joined State Rep. Ron Reynolds and Bishop Destry Bell for Church Food Distribution

Apr 25, 2020

(Houston, TX) — On Saturday, April 25, 2020, Congressman Al Green joined State Representative Ron Reynolds and Bishop Destry C. Bell, Sr. of the Christ Temple of Deliverance to distribute food to 500 families. Congressman Green released the following statement:

“According to Feeding Texas, Texas food banks have experienced a 90% increase in people seeking nutrition assistance in the last few weeks due to the coronavirus crisis,” Congressman Al Green stated. “The Houston Food Bank, which normally serves an estimated 250,000 households per month, has successfully answered this clarion call by partnering with organizations across the Greater Houston area to offer food at no cost to those in need.”

During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Green has participated in several emergency relief events where food from the Houston Food Bank was dispersed.

Congressman Green added, “This global health crisis has threatened the lives and livelihood of many people across our nation. As more businesses lay off and furlough workers, we must work to ensure that people are not going without one of the most basic needs of life – food. I must issue a special thank you to the Houston Food Bank for consistently serving communities in need even when we are not in times of crisis. I must also thank State Representative Ron Reynolds for his dedicated service to the constituents of House District 27 as well as Bishop Bell for his spiritual leadership during this tumultuous time.”


State Representative Ron Reynolds said, “I look forward to partnering with Bishop Bell and Congressman Al Green to provide food for our community. I understand that many Texans are suffering financially due to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. I will continue to fight for additional resources to assist my constituents.”

“I greet you our neighbors (in divine love) and pray that each of you will find comfort and peace in the power of prayer. This global pandemic has caused fear, anxiety, hopelessness, and death.  The negative impact across our nation and communities has been devastating to say the least,” Bishop Destry C. Bell, Sr. of the Christ Temple of Deliverance noted. “Due to unemployment or a reduction in income, many families are unable to provide for themselves the bare necessities of life.  Therefore, it is imperative that we rise to the occasion and assist in meeting the needs of our community.  I must say that I am delighted to partner with the Houston Food Bank in conjunction with Congressmen Al Green of the 9th Congressional District of Texas and Representative Ron Reynolds of House District 27.  In providing COVID-19 Food Distribution to our community, a big thanks to all our volunteers you are truly a blessing.”