Student Heroes

Do you want to make a significant difference in our community and have a blast doing it? Join the Houston Food Bank Student Heroes Program for high school students and help lead the fight against hunger.

There are three sessions throughout the year: Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August) and Fall (September-December). During the respective session, Student Heroes will learn core principles of leadership and be able to accomplish the following:

  • Train and oversee volunteers in various projects at the Houston Food Bank ensuring that volunteers have a meaningful experience.
  • Coordinate and market a Food/School Supply Drive to help those in need in our community
  • Attend leadership and professional development workshops to develop skills
  • Understand hunger as a Southeast Texas issue and learn to measure the impact of their work. All volunteer projects have an impact measurement tied to the issues of hunger.


applyBecome a Student Hero

If you are a high school student interested in leading the fight against hunger, become a Student Hero by applying today!

Student Hero Requirements:

  • Freshmen – Senior High School Classification
  • Complete Student Hero application
  • Complete interview with Student Hero Executive Board and Houston Food Bank Staff
  • Attend Student Hero Orientation and Training Sessions
  • Commit to donating 50 volunteer hours per session
  • Commit to host a food/school supply drive
  • Must be on time and professional at all times
  • Must represent the Houston Food Bank and Student Hero program in a positive manner

Student Hero benefits include:

  • Develop skills and gain real life experience
  • Leadership and professional development workshops
  • Student Hero t-shirt and name tag
  • School Credit and hours verification letter
  • Student Hero Certificate (after 50 hours of service)
  • Letter of Recommendation (after 100 hours of service)
  • Special events and recognition awards
  • Rewarding feeling from fighting hunger
  • Being a vital member of the Houston Food Bank family!

Facebook   Don't forget to join the Student Hero Facebook group!


icn_eventsUpcoming Student Hero Events


icn_membership Student Heroes Executive Board

Director I
Elizabeth Szafranski, Bellaire High School

Director II
Brihu Sundararaman, Clements High School

Chief of Staff
Brinda Kharel, Carnegie Vanguard High School

Offsite Coordinator
Madisen Beavers, St. Pius X High School

Special Projects Lead
Rhea Bhala, Clements High School

Communications Chair
John Cadena, Episcopal High School


Interest in learning more?

Contact Rebecca Malik at 713-547-8634

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