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The Hunger Problem
Die of Hunger
This crazy number needs to be fixed!
Millions of people in the world are hungry!
Fix Child Hunger
Children die to often due to malnutrition, but we can help!
We are a Food Bank
A food bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to hunger relief charities. Food usually comes from various sources in the food industry, like grocery stores and wholesalers, that have thousands of pounds of food to give away - food that could otherwise be thrown away.
We warehouse the food, and with help from volunteers, sort, pack and re-distribute it to the community. Traditionally, a food bank does not distribute food directly to those in need.
Type of Food We Distribute
Food Distribution Programs
Nutritious kid-friendly food is provided for the weekend for at-risk children in schools grade K-12, as well as at summer meal program sites.
Emergency Food Pantry
Operated in partnership with the Emergency Aid Coalition, this pantry is located at the Houston Food Bank and is open extended hours to serve working families and individuals.
With help from volunteers, hot meals are prepared in our kitchen at the Keegan Center on the North Freeway for the Kids Cafe program.
Healthy meals and snacks served year-round on weekdays, along with nutrition and health education, to kids in after school and summer meal programs throughout the Houston area.
Classes in nutrition, food safety, meal preparation and budgeting taught in collaboration with Food Bank partner agencies.
Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables to their neighbors in need through nearby food pantries.
Senior Box Program
Provides a monthly box of food to low income seniors and other eligible individuals.
Social Services Outreach
Assistance in applying for state-funded social and health services, including SNAP (food stamps), WIC, Medicaid, Children's Medicaid and others.
School supplies for teachers in low income schools