Clients receive food scholarships when they commit to programs that can improve their lives.
- 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.
New Hope Housing (Reed campus)
Raise Up Families
Attack Poverty – ESL
Harris County Department of Education – Pasadena
West Houston Assistance Ministries – ESL
Chinese Community Center
8 Million Stories
Goodwill Job Connection Center – Meyerland
Goodwill Job Connection Center – Heights
Goodwill Job Connection Center – River Oaks
Houston Launch Pad
Workforce Solutions – Astrodome
Workforce Solutions – Katy
Workforce Solutions – Lake Jackson
Workforce Solutions – Northeast
Workforce Solutions – Southwest
Workforce Solutions – Westheimer
Wesley Community Center
West Houston Assistance Ministries – Employment Services