The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network, and is the largest food bank in distribution to its network of 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Fresh produce, meat and non-perishables are distributed from the warehouse, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from the new Keegan Kitchen, a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art industrial kitchen. Named top charity in Texas by Charity Navigator for financial performance and accountability, the Houston Food Bank provides 79 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 800,000 people each year and plans to grow to an annual distribution of 100 million nutritious meals by 2018.
Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training. Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate non-perishables for their neighbors in need. Find us on Facebook or follow our news on Twitter.
Many corporations match employee donations, and if you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support.
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Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.
It's an easy way to double your contribution to us!
Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.
If you volunteer with us, it's an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!
Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five minute process which must be initiated by the donor / volunteer. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.
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For questions regarding your company's programs, please contact your employer's HR or community giving department. Much of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.
For questions regarding submitting a matching gift or volunteer grant request to us, please contact us using the information provided on this page.