USA-Food Distribution/Texas

Food distribution continues amid multiple concerns after Texas winter storm

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Houston, Texas, USA - Feb 21, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1.Vehicles in line, volunteers, supplies at food distribution site
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Volunteer (name not given):
"(We have) bananas, peaches and just kind of helping out wherever I can."
3.Various of volunteers sorting bananas, loading boxes onto car trunk
4. Vehicles in line to collect food
5. Various of volunteers loading food supplies into vehicle
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Volunteer (name not given) (ending with shot 7):
"Because they're doing so necessary with the increased unemployment, and it’s not getting better. You've seen the new poor now into the lines. And that's what's happening here in Houston, and that's what happening all over this country, the new poor. Those people now you’re seeing in lines, and you can tell by the kind of cars, they’re not used to doing this."
7. Volunteers loading food supplies into pickup truck
8. Various of vehicles moving, volunteer waving
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Volunteer (name not given) (starting with shot 8):
"It’s important even for the volunteers such as myself to be out here to be able to get a little something because everyone is still in need."
10. Various of power facilities
11. Various of neighborhood, street scene

Houston, Texas, USA - Feb 20, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Various of near empty shelves at supermarket, customers

Storyline


Streams of people headed to food distribution points on Monday in the U.S. state of Texas as the aftermath of a fatal winter storm continues.

After the winter storm brought low temperatures, snow and rolling blackouts, local residents have been tackling food and water shortages and price spikes, as temperatures rise and road conditions improving.

In major cities such as Houston and Dallas, multiple groups have organized free water or food distribution events.

In Houston, vehicle queues remained endless for supplies from food banks by noon when the site was supposed to close.

"(We have) bananas, peaches and just kind of helping out wherever I can," said a volunteer at the site.

Volunteers operate a drive-through food delivery line to serve local residents in need, where they drop supplies into the vehicles and see drivers off.

Paralleling COVID-19 concerns, precautions were taken at the distribution point to avoid contact between volunteers and receivers.

Under the background of increased unemployment, the disaster relief has been put on a color of gloom even more.

"Because they're doing so necessary with the increased unemployment, and it’s not getting better. You've seen the new poor now into the lines. And that's what's happening here in Houston, and that's what happening all over this country, the new poor. Those people now you’re seeing in lines, and you can tell by the kind of cars, they’re not used to doing this," another voluntary said.

For some volunteers, the voluntary community work means more than just offering assistance.

"It’s important even for the volunteers such as myself to be out here to be able to get a little something because everyone is still in need," said a distributor.

Texas has been the biggest U.S. state in both energy generation and consumption, which owns the one and only independent power supply system in the country.

On the other side, such independence on electric power has made the state more vulnerable in front of extreme disasters due to its lack of support connections with counterparts outside.

Across Texas, deaths related to the winter storm continued to increase. While dozens of deaths have been reported, experts believe it is likely far larger. And it could be weeks or months before the true magnitude is known.

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  • ID : 8178888
  • Dateline : Feb 20/21, 2021
  • Location : United States
  • Category : society
  • Duration : 2'12
  • Audio Language : English/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Published : 2021-02-23 11:24
  • Last Modified : 2021-02-23 18:23:55
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  • ID : 8178888
  • Dateline : 20/21 feb. 2021
  • Location : Estados Unidos
  • Category : society
  • Duration : 2'12
  • Audio Language : Inglés/Nats/Parte Muda
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No acceso a la parte continental de China
  • Published : 2021-02-23 18:13
  • Last Modified : 2021-02-23 18:23:55
  • Version : 1

USA-Food Distribution/Texas

Food distribution continues amid multiple concerns after Texas winter storm

Dateline : Feb 20/21, 2021

Location : United States

Duration : 2'12

  • English
  • Español


Houston, Texas, USA - Feb 21, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1.Vehicles in line, volunteers, supplies at food distribution site
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Volunteer (name not given):
"(We have) bananas, peaches and just kind of helping out wherever I can."
3.Various of volunteers sorting bananas, loading boxes onto car trunk
4. Vehicles in line to collect food
5. Various of volunteers loading food supplies into vehicle
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Volunteer (name not given) (ending with shot 7):
"Because they're doing so necessary with the increased unemployment, and it’s not getting better. You've seen the new poor now into the lines. And that's what's happening here in Houston, and that's what happening all over this country, the new poor. Those people now you’re seeing in lines, and you can tell by the kind of cars, they’re not used to doing this."
7. Volunteers loading food supplies into pickup truck
8. Various of vehicles moving, volunteer waving
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Volunteer (name not given) (starting with shot 8):
"It’s important even for the volunteers such as myself to be out here to be able to get a little something because everyone is still in need."
10. Various of power facilities
11. Various of neighborhood, street scene

Houston, Texas, USA - Feb 20, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Various of near empty shelves at supermarket, customers


Streams of people headed to food distribution points on Monday in the U.S. state of Texas as the aftermath of a fatal winter storm continues.

After the winter storm brought low temperatures, snow and rolling blackouts, local residents have been tackling food and water shortages and price spikes, as temperatures rise and road conditions improving.

In major cities such as Houston and Dallas, multiple groups have organized free water or food distribution events.

In Houston, vehicle queues remained endless for supplies from food banks by noon when the site was supposed to close.

"(We have) bananas, peaches and just kind of helping out wherever I can," said a volunteer at the site.

Volunteers operate a drive-through food delivery line to serve local residents in need, where they drop supplies into the vehicles and see drivers off.

Paralleling COVID-19 concerns, precautions were taken at the distribution point to avoid contact between volunteers and receivers.

Under the background of increased unemployment, the disaster relief has been put on a color of gloom even more.

"Because they're doing so necessary with the increased unemployment, and it’s not getting better. You've seen the new poor now into the lines. And that's what's happening here in Houston, and that's what happening all over this country, the new poor. Those people now you’re seeing in lines, and you can tell by the kind of cars, they’re not used to doing this," another voluntary said.

For some volunteers, the voluntary community work means more than just offering assistance.

"It’s important even for the volunteers such as myself to be out here to be able to get a little something because everyone is still in need," said a distributor.

Texas has been the biggest U.S. state in both energy generation and consumption, which owns the one and only independent power supply system in the country.

On the other side, such independence on electric power has made the state more vulnerable in front of extreme disasters due to its lack of support connections with counterparts outside.

Across Texas, deaths related to the winter storm continued to increase. While dozens of deaths have been reported, experts believe it is likely far larger. And it could be weeks or months before the true magnitude is known.

ID : 8178888

Published : 2021-02-23 11:24

Last Modified : 2021-02-23 18:23:55

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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