Houston Food Bank

Free Food Fair Hosted By Hosanna Lutheran In Partnership With NAM

Hosanna Lutheran Church, in partnership with Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), will host a drive-thru food fair on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church campus located at 16526 Ella Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77090. NAM’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables, along with non-perishable foods through the Houston Food Bank and Common Market makes this food distribution possible.  Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis as […]

The Village School Organizes School-Wide Food Drive to Benefit the Houston Food Bank

The early childhood students at The Village School, a private pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school located in the Energy Corridor, recently organized a school-wide food drive to benefit the Houston Food Bank as part of their Kids Do Something Special Initiative just in time for Valentine’s Day. “Our students learned about the concept of food insecurity and the number of families who are struggling with hunger in the Houston area since the start of the pandemic,” […]

Mamie George Community Center hosts large-scale food distribution for the holidays

Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond will host a large-scale food distribution in partnership with ABC-13 and the Houston Food Bank’s Share Your Holidays campaign on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MGCC is located at 1111 Collins Road, Richmond, Texas, 77469. People in need of food assistance must come in their vehicles to receive food.  Appointments are not required, but families should register by texting HFBPS to 855-788-3663. […]

Council Member Edward Pollard Announces New Food Insecurity Board to Fight Hunger in Houston 

Council Member Edward Pollard announces the establishment of the new Food Insecurity Board, which was approved by a unanimous vote by Houston City Council. The Houston Food Insecurity Board will be an effective and comprehensive approach to addressing the issue of food insecurity by providing policy suggestions, guidance, and best practices to policymakers. Over 738,000 Houstonians have little to no access to healthy food, and 360,000 children in Harris County are experiencing food insecurity. This includes over 500,000 Houstonians living in […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Food Fair Provided Food for 600 Families

The Northwest Assistance Ministries Food Fair provided food for 600 families within our community on September 3, 2021. With a team comprised of NAM’s full staff and over 20 volunteers, NAM placed boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other necessities to more than 50 pounds for each client that participated in the drive-thru giveaway. The food giveaway was made possible through our partnership with the Common Market and Houston Food Bank, generously supplying enough food […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries to host one of the largest food giveaways in the area

Northwest Assistance Ministries is set to host one of the largest food giveaways in the area in over a year! On September 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., clients of NAM participating in the giveaway will receive more than 50 pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh fruits, and vegetables. NAM plans to help up to 1,000 families within the community through the drive-thru food donation. The economic downturn brought by the pandemic has left many in […]

YMCA of Greater Houston Removes Limits and Reimagines Opportunities in 2021 with “Be Why” Initiative

Ongoing efforts will solve community inequities, inspire action, showcase the Y differently and launch a new Impact Membership offering The YMCA of Greater Houston announces “By Why,” a multi-faceted initiative targeted to end isolation, fight inequality, inspire youth to thrive, restore hope and well-being for refugees and immigrants, remove limits and reimagine opportunities for all and view the YMCA in a new way. The YMCA of Greater Houston was founded 135 years ago as a place where […]

Two Million Pounds and Counting: Catholic Charities Food Distribution Underscores Historic Need for Food Assistance in Fort Bend County

Richmond’s Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) recently surpassed the two million-pound mark in food distribution since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  MGCC is the hub for services provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, including food and financial assistance, and a robust program for seniors. “During the pandemic, Catholic Charities is distributing four times as much food as usual to families in need,” said Gladys Brumfield-James, MGCC executive director.  “The lines are […]