Serving for Success

Serving for Success is a collaboration that trains offenders for living wage jobs while they volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. With help from Serving for Success participants, the Food Bank can keep costs down as we grow and feed more hungry people. At the same time former offenders become productive citizens.

Serving for Success Partners
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections
Houston Community College System
Training, education

Other Partners

  •   HFB Social Services Outreach
  •   Workforce Solutions

Community Benefits

  • More food for hungry people
  • Contained operating costs
  • More self-sufficient citizens
  • Reduced recidivism
  • Cost avoidance for taxpayers

Training in Living Wage Jobs

  • Culinary arts
  • Warehouse certification
  • Workplace literacy

Plans for Expansion

  • Computer literacy
  • Diesel mechanics
  • Forklift repair and maintenance
  • GED
  • H/VAC
  • Industrial refrigeration

Fact Sheet

Shalanya Ellison
Serving for Success Manager

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

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