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23 04, 2019

BLOG: How One Student’s Experience Helped Him Find His Journey in Serving the Food Insecure

2019-04-23T20:50:22+00:00

"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 [...]

BLOG: How One Student’s Experience Helped Him Find His Journey in Serving the Food Insecure2019-04-23T20:50:22+00:00
11 04, 2019

BLOG: A Love for Creating Pottery and Giving Back Brings Personal Joy for Empty Bowls Houston Chair

2019-04-12T13:24:04+00:00

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 [...]

BLOG: A Love for Creating Pottery and Giving Back Brings Personal Joy for Empty Bowls Houston Chair2019-04-12T13:24:04+00:00
1 04, 2019

NUTRITION ED: Self-Care 4 Different Ways

2019-04-02T13:31:22+00:00

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 [...]

NUTRITION ED: Self-Care 4 Different Ways2019-04-02T13:31:22+00:00
12 02, 2019

NEWS: Pariveda Solutions Leverages AWS to Help Houston Food Bank Make Meals Accessible to Greater Houston Community

2019-04-01T21:06:38+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, [...]

NEWS: Pariveda Solutions Leverages AWS to Help Houston Food Bank Make Meals Accessible to Greater Houston Community2019-04-01T21:06:38+00:00
28 11, 2018

BLOG: ABC13’s ‘Share Your Holidays’ Continues Long-time Tradition of Helping Neighbors

2018-11-28T19:03:35+00:00

“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 [...]

BLOG: ABC13’s ‘Share Your Holidays’ Continues Long-time Tradition of Helping Neighbors2018-11-28T19:03:35+00:00
3 10, 2018

NUTRITION ED: Nutritional SNAP Challenge

2018-10-03T17:04:25+00:00

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 [...]

NUTRITION ED: Nutritional SNAP Challenge2018-10-03T17:04:25+00:00
2 08, 2018

NUTRITION ED: Cooling Down With Nutritious, Homemade Popcicles

2018-08-02T20:21:52+00:00

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 [...]

NUTRITION ED: Cooling Down With Nutritious, Homemade Popcicles2018-08-02T20:21:52+00:00
15 05, 2018

BLOG: May Is Older Americans Month

2018-05-15T18:00:21+00:00

Since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate older adults and their contributions to our communities. The Houston Food Bank eng​ages 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. [...]

BLOG: May Is Older Americans Month2018-05-15T18:00:21+00:00
18 04, 2018

BLOG: Empty Bowls Houston Helps Potter, Mak Taing, Combine His Artistic and Charitable Passions

2018-04-18T16:12:12+00:00

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. [...]

BLOG: Empty Bowls Houston Helps Potter, Mak Taing, Combine His Artistic and Charitable Passions2018-04-18T16:12:12+00:00
9 04, 2018

BLOG: Apple Corps Leader David Shares His Volunteer Experience at Houston Food Bank

2018-04-18T15:30:35+00:00

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 [...]

BLOG: Apple Corps Leader David Shares His Volunteer Experience at Houston Food Bank2018-04-18T15:30:35+00:00