Food Scholarship

Clients receive food scholarships when they commit to programs that can improve their lives.

Clients receive food scholarships when they commit to programs that can improve their lives. By lowering the financial stress of household grocery costs, individuals are in a better position to get the training, education or knowledge they need to achieve independence.

  • Food scholarship recipients receive groceries twice each month, through designated Food for Change Markets, strategically located near clients throughout the greater Houston area.
  • A typical food distribution includes up to 60 pounds of healthy food, per client, half of it produce.
  • Clients select the food they want to take home in a grocery store or farmers markets style set up.
  • As with traditional scholarships, recipients of food scholarships must maintain eligibility, in this case, by continuing their participation in programs.

Food Scholarships are integrated into evidence-based programs that measure client outcomes and can be expanded or replicated. For example:

  • Education: Degree/Certificate programs for middle skills jobs
  • Employment: Including job readiness, resume building, ESL classes, etc.
  • Housing: Sustainable housing; Home buyer education for residents of low income housing
  • Family finances: Financial literacy, credit building, and/or Homebuyers Clubs

We measure success by tracking specific outcomes from each partnership to see if food scholarships help people achieve their goals.

Our economic partners include:

If interested in participating in Food Scholarship at these partner sites, please contact them for eligibility requirements.

Housing

Change Happens
3353 Elgin Street
Houston, Texas 77004
(713) 374-1200

New Hope Housing (Reed campus)
2605 Reed Road
Houston, Texas 77051
(713) 733-2605

Raise Up Families
9610 Long Point Suite 110
Houston, Texas 77055
(713) 973-8083

Adult Education

Attack Poverty – ESL
1913 Fletcher Street
Houston, Texas 77009
(972) 322-7252

Harris County Department of Education – Pasadena
705 1/2 Williams
Pasadena, Texas 77506
(713) 692-6216

West Houston Assistance Ministries – ESL
10501 Meadowglen Ln.
Houston, Texas 77042
(713) 780-2727

Financial Literacy

Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77036
(713) 271-6100

Easter Seals
4888 Loop Central Dr Suite 200
Houston, TX 77081
713-838-9050 ext. 397

Second Mile
1135 Highway 90A
Missouri City, TX 77489
281-261-9199

Workforce Development

8 Million Stories
6500 Chimney Rock Road
Building 5
Houston, Texas 77081

BakerRipley
3838 Aberdeen Way
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 667-9400

Capital IDEA
2101 Crawford Street Ste. 211
Houston, Texas 77002
(832) 280-3545

Change Happens
3353 Elgin Street
Houston, Texas 77004
(713) 374-1200

Family Houston
4625 Lillian Street
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-4849

Goodwill Job Connection Center – Meyerland
9606 Hillcroft
Houston, Texas 77096
832-900-7454

Goodwill Job Connection Center – Heights
215 W. 20th
Houston, Texas 77088
832-431-4471

Goodwill Job Connection Center – River Oaks
2520 Burns Street
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 590-3123

Houston Launch Pad
2616 S Loop W #504
Houston, TX 77054
713-661-8882

Workforce Solutions – Astrodome
9315 Stella Link Road
Houston, Texas 77025
(713) 661-3220

Workforce Solutions – Katy
24025 Katy Freeway Suite D
Katy, Texas 77494
(281) 644-1030

Workforce Solutions – Lake Jackson
491 This Way
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
(979) 297-6400

Workforce Solutions – Northeast
4217 Tidwell Road Suite A
Houston, Texas 77093
(713) 697-3437

Workforce Solutions – Southwest
12710 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77099
(281) 564-2660

Workforce Solutions – Westheimer
8373 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77063
7139539211

Wesley Community Center
1410 Lee St, Houston, TX 77009
(713) 223-8131

West Houston Assistance Ministries – Employment Services
10501 Meadowglen Ln.
Houston, Texas 77042
(713) 780-2727 ext. 401

For questions regarding Food For Change, please contact:

Food For Change
832-519-8025