Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank

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Houston Food Bank is a private non-profit organization founded in 1982 in Houston, Texas that provides food and other products to more than 400 hunger relief agencies in southeast Texas. The Houston Food Bank’s goal is to distribute more than 40 million pounds of product annually to help feed 53,000 people everyday. The organization's goals are reached through the community support of volunteering, food drives, monetary donations, and partnerships.

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The Houston Food Bank allocates all donations by using only 5% of all resources for operation costs which allows 95 cents of every dollar donated to reach the hungry. The organization focuses on balanced diets, nutrition education, and social services provided through its programs: Backpack Buddy Club, Culinary Academy, Kids Care, Operation Frontline, Second Chance, and Social Services Outreach.

As a certified member of Feeding America, the Houston Food Bank distributes nonperishable and perishable food items to more than 400 hunger relief agencies in 18 southeast Texas counties. Its network charities include servicing church and community food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless and abused, and nutrition sites for children and elderly.

In 2008, Houston Food Bank distributed 36 million pounds of food to its partner agencies. Realizing that nearly 900,000 people, including one in four children live in poverty...
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