About Us

Filling Pantries. Filling Lives.

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The Houston Food Bank was founded.
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counties in our Southeast Texas service area.

Our Mission

Food for better lives.

The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. America’s largest and nationally recognized as Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year in 2015, the Food Bank distributes 104 million nutritious meals through its network of 1,500 community partners in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.

“There are 1.1 million people struggling with food insecurity in the 18 counties served by Houston Food Bank. What do we do to meaningfully change that?”

>> Learn more about food banking’s past, present, and some of the possibilities for its future.