Every dollar donated to the Houston Food Bank provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual.
The vision for the future is to expand service to the community to 100,000,000 nutritious meals by 2018.
As a member of the nation's largest non-governmental, domestic hunger relief organization - Feeding America - our goal is to make food accessible to hungry people in their greatest times of need.
VISION: Food access for all.
MISSION: Leading the fight against hunger.
I worked with a 5th grade class several years ago at school just outside of downtown Houston. Unlike my kids, most of these kids could not open up the refridgerator and grab a cheese stick or apple. It is well known that hungry students have a hard time learning, and for many ,getting a good education is the first step in breaking the cycle of povery.
In 2010, I started fundraising for the Houston Food Bank. In this time, generous donors have helped provide over 270,000 meals for people who live in Houston and surrounding areas.
In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” I've heard this restated as we are all only nine meals away from being a criminal.
Let's make sure this doesn't happen.