Houston Food Bank

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 […]