The Texas Tribune reports:
Texans are running out of food. From farm to table, freezing temperatures and power outages are disrupting the food supply chain that people rely on every day.
Across the state, people are using up supplies they had stockpiled and losing more as items start to spoil in dark refrigerators. Some are storing their remaining rations in coolers outside, and trips to the grocery store often do little to replenish pantries.
With grocery stores across the state shuttered for lack of power, supermarkets that remain open have seen supplies dwindle, shortages that ripple over to food pantries that count on grocery store surplus to keep their own shelves stocked.
Read the full article.
On my walk back to my hotel…
The line into the few fast food places that are open extend down the street in both directions.
There is a significant food shortage in this city right now. pic.twitter.com/Jhk9WuGSTA
— Wes Wilson (@weswilson4) February 17, 2021
Warming center serving Dallas, Denton, Ellis & Rockwall counties: https://t.co/g5BN1GfEUR
Donate to North Texas Food Bank: https://t.co/eyfT4aCFU5
Dallas and North Texas folks: please add to this thread!
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) February 18, 2021
Queuing for food today in Austin, Texas, no petrol available, Millions still without power, homes are flooded with burst pipes. pic.twitter.com/5cNFJSnaO3
— Drew 2.0 💙 (@StokieDrew) February 17, 2021
This was Walmart today. I went to get another set of clothes but others went really needing food. Pray for Texas. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/OEZ33inWVX
— Landra (@miss_lwilliams) February 17, 2021
They are just letting houses burn. No water,…Houston, tx. pic.twitter.com/fGXW6QmU5g
— ♥Kathy♥Lucky Charms 🇺🇸🇵🇷🇩🇪🇮🇪❤❤❤ (@LuckieKathy) February 18, 2021
This is horrible! Hundreds of people line up outside an H-E-B grocery store in Austin Texas hoping to get groceries. pic.twitter.com/fsIFkDLyhM
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) February 18, 2021