No One Should Go to Bed Hungry
Our Food Network serves ten counties in the Galveston-Houston area and is comprised of over 30 Food Pantries, many of which are client-choice, grocery store styled. Thanks to our partnership with the Houston Food Bank we purchase food in bulk, organize food drives and collaborate with other food vendors to alleviate an on-going need for people to receive nutritious food. In 2016, we distributed over $5.9 million dollars’ worth of food assistance to Galveston-Houston area households.
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Food Insecurity and Food Deserts
Some of the most vulnerable populations, the elderly and children, are located in the inner city and rural areas, where often there is not easy access to nutritious food. This is called a Food Desert. The Society sets up parish-based Food Pantries in local neighborhoods and is sometimes the only source of nutritious food.
Help Break the Cycle of Poverty
Studies show that a diet balanced with the appropriate food groups leads to greater capacity and the energy to focus on work and studies; helps prevent diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and is linked to an improved immune system and cardiovascular health.
Nutrients Are Key to Success
Feeding the RIGHT type of food is an important factor in helping break the cycle of poverty. By providing foods consistent with MyPlate and educating our friends about the importance of a balanced diet, together, we can create lasting, systemic change! MyPlate encourages a new way of thinking about food and is the USDA replacement for the previous Food Pyramid.
Click here to download the MyPlate brochure and learn more about how to implement a proper diet that will boost energy and confidence.
Our Donation Wish List
Your donation of canned goods and hygiene items will provide not only much needed relief but will help promote dignified living. We have a continuing need for non-perishable canned and dry goods. We need chili, canned meats, soups, mac & cheese, spaghetti noodles, spaghetti sauce, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, and rice. We will be happy to work with individuals, families, schools, and businesses to organize a Food Drive.
Fun fact: Every $1 donated leverages 5 lbs of nutritious food through our partnership with Houston Food Bank!
Volunteer opportunities also exist at our Food Depot® and can help change a life!