Special Volunteer Events
Hunger Fighter Rewards
The Houston Food Bank is kicking off our 3rd Annual Hunger Fighter Rewards program! This initiative is a structured prize distribution system were we reward individuals who help us fight hunger by volunteering for either three shifts, six shifts, or nine shifts from mid-January to the end of March 2018.
No registration needed! Interested volunteers can visit the Houston Food Bank during this time to pick up a program to keep track of their volunteer shifts. Keegan Kitchen volunteers (ages 16 and older) can help prepare meals for children in after school programs and Warehouse volunteers (ages 6 and up) will help inspect, sort and repackage donated food items. For more information, please contact Rocio Rubio.
The Houston Food Bank’s Hunger Game is a month-long competition in which groups of all sizes compete against each other to fight hunger in our community. Groups compete to raise the most meals by donating time, food, and funds. The Hunger Game competition will be from September 2018. There will be two awards. The Overall Award will recognize the group who generates the most meals. The Per Capita Award will recognize the group who generates the most meals per group member.
Who can participate?
We welcome groups of all sizes. Participating groups may include churches, school groups, families, corporate groups, community groups, sports teams, fraternities/sororities and more! Each team must choose a team captain who will be responsible for registering the group and for serving as the contact person.
How does it work?
Participants will be awarded points in meals for financial and food contributions and volunteering their time at the Houston Food Bank as follows:
1 volunteer minute = 1 meal (Portwall Warehouse or Keegan Kitchen)
1 volunteer minute = 2 meals (Teacher's Aid and/or Bonus Volunteer Shifts)
$1 = 3 meals
Pounds of food/1.2 = meals
Bonus Meals Opportunities:
- 250 bonus meals for Early Registration by Friday, August 18, 2018
- 100 bonus meals for posting a picture on Social Media explaining why your team is fighting hunger during Hunger Action Month
What can your group win?
There will be two awards given. The Overall Award will recognize the group who generates the most meals. The Per Capita Award will recognize the group who generates the most meals per group member. The two winning groups will receive a plaque and photo wall recognition. The winners will also be featured on social media highlighting their cause and reason for choosing to help the Houston Food Bank.
For more information, please contact: Rocio Rubio