Food/Job Training 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.

Core Connections Network
Clients at hunger relief charities are connected with nutritious food, combined with comprehensive social services and education about health issues, so they can build a better future

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.

Framing Hope and Home Goods
Household and hardware items donated by Home Depot, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers help partner agencies to economize on expenses and assist clients. 

Keegan Kitchen 
With help from volunteers, hot meals are prepared in our kitchen in the Mary Barden Keegan Center on the North Freeway 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 Barrels
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), Medicaid, Children's Medicaid and others.

Teachers Aid
School supplies for teachers in low income schools 


Job Training Programs
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. 

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


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