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The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution to its network of nearly 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties.  Named top charity in Texas by Charity Navigator for financial performance and accountability, the Food Bank provides more than 64 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 137,000 people each week.  Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the warehouse at 535 Portwall, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen.  Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training.  Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables for their neighbors in need.  

The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. The organization plans to grow to an annual distribution of 100 million nutritious meals by 2018. Visit for more information. Find us on Facebook or follow our news on Twitter.

Our Programs
Backpack Buddy 
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.

Keegan Kitchen 
With help from volunteers, hot meals are prepared for the Kids Cafe program.

Kids Cafe 
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.

Nutrition Education 
Classes in nutrition, food safety, meal preparation and budgeting taught in collaboration with Food Bank partner agencies.

Red Barrel 
Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables to their neighbors in need through nearby food pantries.

Senior Box Program
Monthly food boxes for low-income seniors 

Serving for Success 
Provides more food for hungry people through a collaboration that prepares individuals within the criminal justice system, and others, for success in the workplace and the community.  Participants receive job training, education, employment opportunities and social services while volunteering at the Houston Food Bank.

Social Services Outreach 
Assistance in applying for state-funded social and health services, including SNAP (food stamps), WIC, Medicaid, Children's Medicaid and others.

Partnerships with Brazos Valley Food Bank, Galveston County Food Bank and Montgomery County Food Bank.

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Your contribution enables the Houston Food Bank to continue feeding over 865,000 individuals each year.

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