The Houston Food Bank feeds 800,000 hungry people each year by distributing food through nearly 600 hunger relief agencies in 18 southeast Texas counties. The Houston Food Bank relies on the generosity of the community for donations of food and money to meet this need in our community. During their 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Houston Food Bank distributed 59 million nutritious meals. It is hard to believe that many people in our community need food.
For more information on the Houston Food Bank, please visit their website at www.houstonfoodbank.org.
What do they need?
- Canned fruits in light syrup, natural applesauce
- 100% juice cans or boxes
- Canned vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce
- Soups with meat and/or beans, meal-in-a-can, easy on salt and fat
- Cereals and cereal bars, easy on sugar and fat
- Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles
- Protein items
- Canned tuna or chicken, packed in water
- Canned stews and pasta/meat, easy on salt and fat
- Peanut butter
- Packages of dried beans
For the safety of those we serve, the Houston Food Bank is unable to accept:
- Open packages
- Homemade food items
- Perishable foods
- Baby food
- Items with “expired” dates
What can you do?
Donate at least 5 items total (i.e. 2 cans of tuna, 1 box of cereal, 2 cans of fruit).
Stop by between 7:30am and 5:30pm on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 to drop off your donation. We will have snacks, beverages, B&V swag and a door prize!
For directions and parking, click here.
Parking will be validated.
Can’t make it but still want to help?
You can make a monetary donation here: Click here to donate.