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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 Robertson2018-10-31T14:11:48+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 Robertson2018-10-18T16:23:12+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 [...]