Partner Spotlight: South Texas Dental delivers food, medical care and hope to Houston residents

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there are still so many reasons to smile, to be grateful for what we have, and hopeful about the future of our city. That’s the message South Texas Dental is communicating, both in words and deeds, as they look for ways to make everyday life a little easier for Houstonians most affected by the hurricane.

As part of its Still Smile Today campaign, the dental provider has teamed up with Houston Food Bank to host a series of Food Fairs in the areas hardest hit by the disaster. Beginning on September 11th and continuing into October, the fairs gave residents access to much needed food staples, fresh produce and dry clothing.

Partner organizations like Vecino, which participated in three of the Food Fairs, supplemented much-needed food and clothing supplies with onsite health screenings, immunizations and dental kits. Outreach staff helped sign residents up for health insurance, ongoing medical care and emergency food stamps.

At Vecino, we are proud to partner with community leaders like South Texas Dental. As Houston rebuilds, we have a long road ahead. But every time we join together to help one another, in ways big and small, we move that much closer to a place of healing and hope.