Serving For Success
Houston Food Bank’s partnership with SER-Jobs for Progress (SER) that trains individuals for living wage jobs while volunteering at the Houston Food Bank.
In partnership with SER-Jobs for Progress (SER), the Houston Food Bank’s Serving For Success program helps train individuals with trade skills to help them pursue a living wage job. With help from Serving for Success participants, the Food Bank can keep costs down.
– SER-Jobs for Progress recruits and qualifies participants for a two-week career readiness program.
– Individuals who graduate from the 80-hour career readiness effort are eligible to seek further training from the Houston Food Bank, or go on to seek other career opportunities identified by SER.
– HFB-interested participants are interviewed and selected for a total of 10 positions at any given time. These positions are scattered throughout the organization and include forklift certification.
– Individuals selected by HFB receive an hourly stipend for 20 hours a week over five-weeks.
– At the conclusion of their experience with HFB, participants can then receive job placement assistance from SER. Some could be hired for full-time employment by the Food Bank.