The Houston Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger. Here's how!The Houston Food Bank... A private, nonprofit organization Seeks food donations, distributes to local charitable programs Efficient operations: 95 cents of every dollar donated feeds the hungry Certified member of Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest-The Nation's Food Bank Network) Founded 1982
It's in the numbers... 46 million pounds distributed last year 137,000 different people fed each week 498,000 different people fed each year 400+ hunger relief agencies in 18 southeast Texas counties:o Church food pantrieso Homeless shelterso Safe havens for the battered and abusedo Nutrition sites for children and the elderly More than 200,000 volunteer hours contributed annually 73,000 square feet of warehouse and office space at central location, in addition to 66,000 square feet offsite
Nutrition education, outreach and job training...Program snapshotBackpack Buddy: Food is given to hungry kids to take home from school over the weekendCommunity Kitchen: 12-week culinary training course and certification for the food services industry.Kids Cafe : Healthy meals served year-round on weekdays to as many as 500 at-risk kids at after school programs (ex. Boys and Girls Clubs or YMCA); nutrition and health education.Operation Frontline: Six-week course in nutrition, food safety, meal preparation.Red Barrel : Donate purchased nonperishables to your local grocer's red barrel - food for your neighborhood pantry.Second Chance: Job Training and warehouse certification for Texas Department on Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and other people in need.Serving for Success: A collaboration that will train inmates and probationers for living wage jobs while they work at the Houston Food Bank.Social Services Outreach: Raising awareness in the 18-county service area of available social services and providing application assistance for state-funded social and health services.
Mission: Filling Pantries. Filling Lives.
|Causes||Children & Youth Disaster Relief Homeless & Housing Hunger Seniors|
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