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 [...]
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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. [...]
Hi! My name is David and I volunteer at the Houston Food Bank as part of the Apple Corps Leaders. Why do I volunteer at the Houston Food Bank? I volunteer because helping people is something we should all do when we can. I started volunteering at the Houston Food Bank through Chevron where I [...]
NEWS: Jersey Mike’s Subs Helping Those Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma by Supporting Local Food BanksMisty Robertson 2018-04-10T15:15:37+00:00
Although it has been several months since Hurricane Harvey impacted Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, the effects are still being felt by many area residents. Assistance is still needed and organizations like Houston Food Bank are working to feed the need, and they are receiving support from generous businesses like Jersey Mike’s Subs. More [...]
NEWS: Houston Food Bank, Walmart and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Houston.Misty Robertson 2018-04-10T15:15:24+00:00
Throughout April, online acts of support, purchases of participating products and donations at Walmart registers can help Feeding America secure at least 200 million meals on behalf of local member food banks. Walmart, Feeding America and the Houston Food Bank today kicked off the fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign online and in [...]
Eat Here, Feed There Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café and the Houston Food Bank announced today a new partnership that will raise money to combat childhood hunger. The partnership will be the newest addition to the Sweet Paris program called “Eat Here, Feed There” that to date, has been able to provide more than 130,000 [...]