“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 [...]
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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 [...]
NEWS: Indian American Council to Mobilize Indian Community Across Greater Houston in the Fight Against Hunger; Raises One Million Meals in First Hour of Launch EventMisty Robertson 2018-10-31T14:11:48+00:00
October 22, 2018 marked a special day in the history of Houston Food Bank (HFB): in a show of unprecedented community leadership and unity, more than 50 prominent Houstonians of Indian-American background came together for the launch of the Indian American Council (IAC) for Houston Food Bank and pledged their support to fighting hunger in [...]
Houston Food Bank strongly opposes the proposed public charge rule that would make it difficult for immigrant families and children to access life-sustaining health and human service programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps. We oppose punishing immigrant individuals and families who are in the process of becoming citizens for [...]
NEWS: Task Force Releases New Report on SNAP Strategies to Combat Hunger, Promote Wellness, and Boost Houston EconomyMisty Robertson 2018-10-18T16:23:12+00:00
Closing Houston SNAP Gap Could Reach 190,000 More Eligible People A new report endorsed by a broad cross-section of Houston leaders provides a roadmap for Houston to access more federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food dollars to combat hunger, improve health and well-being, and boost the local economy. Currently, more than one in five [...]
September just passed and was National Hunger Awareness Month and with that on my mind, I was inspired to participate in a week-long SNAP challenge. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides assistance to 45 million low income Americans, making it the largest hunger assistance program in the nation. SNAP provides low income families with money [...]
Summers in southeast Texas are a given: H-O-T! How many of us have heard our local meteorologists say, "record hot temperatures," lately? With higher temps comes an even greater need for hydration. Did you know it’s not just water that can keep us hydrated? Foods, especially produce, can be equally as hydrating! Ensuring that your [...]
Edible Houston's 3rd annual Local Hero Awards is a contest highlighting and celebrating the people and businesses who work diligently to support, grow and use local food. Over 1,700 Houstonians submitted nominations this year and a whopping 4,000+ folks cast votes crowing YOU one of our 2018 Local Heroes. The winners of the 2018 Local [...]
Since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate older adults and their contributions to our communities. The Houston Food Bank engages in this movement by raising awareness and showing support for seniors facing hunger in our community like Stela. Stela was a professional floral designer for 18 years before developing rheumatoid arthritis. [...]
Empty Bowls Houston is the perfect melding of three of my passions in life: working with clay, charitable works and teaching children. My involvement in the event started a number of years ago with donating bowls, but with little knowledge of where they were going or the actual impact this event had on the community. [...]