The Many Ways You Can Give Back This Holiday Season
There’s a commercial on the radio now about seeing the “first sign of fall” and, of course, it’s for pumpkin spice something-or-other. Here at the Food Bank, our signs of fall are a little different; it’s our busiest time of year for volunteers, donations and food distribution. For example, did you know that each year from October to December, we receive about half our total fundraising revenue for the entire year? If you’d like to help with that this year, here are a few ways you can get involved.
Holiday Cards with Hope – did you know we sell Thanksgiving, holiday and New Year cards? Each year we feature at least one brand-new design as well as a host of old favorites. The cards are available as standard, packaged cards with a pre-printed message or as honor cards, so you can send us your mailing list and we’ll custom-print the interior of the card and do all the work for you to get them in the mail on time!
Support While You Shop - While you’re shopping for holiday gifts, don’t forget there are plenty of ways to support the Food Bank while you shop through programs like AmazonSmile, iGive, BeautyKind, and more.
Make It Last All Year – The easiest way to donate to the Food Bank is to make a monthly gift on your credit card. By becoming a Faithful Friend, you not only provide critical year- round support for hunger relief programs and nutrition education, you also receive less mail and help keep administrative expenses low! It’s a win-win!
Use Your Voice – The Food Bank is always looking for Change Champions who want to be involved with affecting hunger-related issues at the local, state and federal government levels. Read more about current issues that affect the Houston Food Bank and similar organizations across the state and country.
Give The Gift of Time - With unique opportunities like the Share Your Holidays Phone Bank and holiday box distribution, volunteers are especially valuable during the holiday months, especially on weekdays. Check out our events calendar for upcoming volunteer events, theme nights, family nights and more. Did you know HFB volunteers produce, on average, one meal for every MINUTE of work?
However you choose to support the Food Bank, please accept our most sincere thanks. We literally could not do it without you. Donors, volunteers and advocates like you are helping us distribute more than six million nutritious meals to Houston’s families each month and we truly can’t thank you enough!