Indian Americans across Greater Houston are coming together to fight hunger with the Houston Food Bank during Hunger Mitao Month. Hunger Mitao is a signature campaign of the Indian American Council (IAC) and is observed during August, the month of India’s Independence Day. The vision is to showcase the unity, philanthropy and spirit of [...]
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Houston Food Bank strongly opposes the proposed severe restrictions on Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (or “Cat El”) that would make it difficult for people experiencing poverty to access food and other needed services. On July 24, 2019, the USDA published a rule to the federal register that would restrict states’ flexibility to serve individuals and [...]
"My experience with food insecurity and poverty sparked my interest in hunger relief and food banks." Hello, everyone! My name is Derrick Ngo, and I am a current senior at the Energy Institute High School in HISD. I have volunteered with the Houston Food Bank for two years as a Student [...]
In my college years as a Bonner Scholar, I found that one of my passions was working with organizations who promote major positive change in the community. For four years, I worked on my college's Empty Bowls event in North Carolina. During this time of leading and volunteering this event, my love for creating pottery and volunteering in the community [...]
Mindful Eating Mindful eating is the practice of paying attention to your actual eating experience. Eating with mindfulness is not about food rules, guilt, or deprivation. By taking time to slow down and be more mindful when eating, you'll be able to reap health benefits that can carry over into other life [...]
NEWS: Pariveda Solutions Leverages AWS to Help Houston Food Bank Make Meals Accessible to Greater Houston CommunityMisty Robertson2019-04-01T21:06:38+00:00
More than 1 million people are food insecure, lacking reliable access to nutritious food, in southeast Texas. Through its network of more than 1,500 community partners, the Houston Food Bank leads the fight against hunger by providing food assistance across its 18-county coverage area in southeast Texas. In an effort to reach even more individuals, [...]
When you get on an airplane and the safety message comes over the intercom, what do they tell you is the most important rule when oxygen masks come down? Put your own mask on first before anyone else. If you don’t, it is a lose/lose situation. This is because we cannot take care of anyone [...]
NEWS: Houston Food Bank Opposes USDA’S Proposed SNAP Rule Increasing Hunger and Poverty Across the NationMisty Robertson2018-12-21T17:49:46+00:00
Houston Food Bank strongly opposes the new USDA proposed SNAP rule which would deny food access to those already struggling to make ends meet. On December 20, 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its recipients, specifically Able-Bodied Adults Without [...]
“Can you help us help our neighbors?” That simple phrase began what has become one of the largest food drives benefiting The Houston Food Bank. 38 years ago, we were amazed at how many people came by the station to donate non-perishable food. And even more amazed at how many people kept coming back. Believe [...]
Surprise: It’s not free tuition. Article by: Sydney Worth, posted Oct 30, 2018 When Michelle Nielsen, 46, decided to return to school at Houston Community College to become a pastry chef, she quickly discovered that she had no room in her budget for food. Even with financial aid covering her tuition and a work-study program [...]