6 community partners awarded $550K to fight food insecurity in Harris County
HOUSTON – Harris County is providing $550,000 to help combat food insecurity. The Harris County Healthy Food Financing Initiative will increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities by funding innovative solutions through community partners, the county announced Wednesday in a press release. Here is how the organizations plan to allocate the grant:HOPE Clinic : Teach restauranteurs to prepare healthy food for their menus. Houston Food Bank : Increase food pantry capacity and SNAP enrollment. Kristen House, Houston Food Bank Partner Capacity Manager, said:On behalf of Houston Food Bank, we are so grateful and excited to start working with our partners on HFB’s new Targeted Enhanced Partner Capacity Project.
The battle against food insecurity. We can all enlist!
HOUSTON – I spent Monday morning volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. Even though I knew what the food bank does, I was shocked at the scale of the operation. The people at the Houston Food Bank, volunteers and employees alike, put out 1800 food boxes for children each day. The Houston Food Bank needs assistance -- both funding and time -- in order to succeed. I want to thank the Houston Food Bank for making my experience so enriching.