November 10, 2009

Matthew 25 Resource 11/10/09-Houston Food Bank

The Houston Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger. Here’s how!

The Houston Food Bank…

• A private, nonprofit organization
• Seeks food donations, distributes to local
charitable programs
• Efficient operations: 95 cents of every dollar
donated feeds the hungry
• Certified member of Feeding America (formerly
America’s Second Harvest-The Nation’s Food
Bank Network)
• Founded 1982

It’s in the numbers…

• 46 million pounds distributed last year
• 80,000 different people fed each week
• 498,000 different people fed each year
• 400 hunger relief agencies in 18 southeast Texas counties:
o Church food pantries
o Homeless shelters
o Safe havens for the battered and abused
o Nutrition sites for children and the elderly
• More than 100,000 volunteer hours contributed annually
• 73,000 square feet of warehouse and office space at central location, in addition to
66,000 square feet offsite

Click here to find out more.

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