Thanks for a Great Summer!
Summer meal sites are now closed. Thank you for a great summer, and for many of you, a full year of serving meals. We appreciate all the hard work serving Houston’s kids.
A special thank you to all the front line nutrition workers who spent their days, nights, and weekends in the heat, humidity, and rain. You are our hunger heroes!
Summer is over, Meals are not
Summer meals are over, but the need to find food is not. Food insecurity can happen to anyone, our neighbors, friends, or community members.
Whatever the reason, no one should have to go without food. Houston has local resources to help. Below is a list of local non-profits and state run program to help make sure your family has access to food.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
If you are found eligible, you will receive SNAP benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card. Benefits are automatically loaded into your account each month. You can use your EBT card to buy groceries at authorized food stores and retailers.
To apply for SNAP or find out more information
Call 877-541-7905 or visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC, is a nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5.
You can be a part of WIC until your child turns 5.
- Infants and children can stay on WIC until they turn 5.
- Women who are pregnant receive WIC food benefits until the end of their pregnancy.
- Women who are fully or partially breastfeeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 1-year-old.
- Women who are breastfeeding some or only formula feeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 6-months-old.
Call 800-942-3678 or visit texaswic.org to apply
2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state.
2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Call 2-1-1 for more information
Houston Food Bank
The food bank helps people who are experiencing or at-risk of food insecurity. Many people who are food-insecure are part of hard-working families.
There are food pantries and kids cafes all over the Houston area. Food pantries provide free food for the whole family. Kid Cafes provide healthy meals and snacks, cooked in on-site Keegan Kitchen, are given out year-round on weekdays, along with nutrition and health education, to kids at after school and summer meal sites throughout our service area.
All information about the Houston Food Bank and their services can be found by:
Calling 832-369-939 or visiting www.houstonfoodbank.org/find-help
Kids’ Meals delivers free, healthy meals, year-round, Monday-Friday to the homes of children age 5 or under who live within our 42 delivery zip codes. We also deliver 1-3 family grocery bags a week. We will also connect you with our 40+ partners to help you find support for everything from job finding, budgeting, health care, early childhood education and more. Receiving our meals will not impact any other benefits you receive.
Have questions for want to know if your family qualifies?
Call 713-695-5437 or go to kidsmealsinc.org
Thank You to all the nutrition staff!
We are Texas Hunger Initiative Houston
We work closely with the state and federal agencies, school nutrition departments, and community non-profits to ensure children in Houston have access to three healthy meals everyday.
Texas Hunger Initiative Houston Regional Office
6300 West Loop South
Bellaire, TX 77401