CY-HOPE Food Drive - 2015

Helping Hands for Cy-Hope and the Houston Food Bank

Carmen, Kaitlyn, and Kyle organized a neighborhood food drive in early November here in Bridgland – Cypress, TX.  The donations were taken to Cy-Hope.

Then just before Thanksgiving Brian and I joined the kiddos at the Houston Food Bank as volunteers.  It was a rewarding experience for our family. I encourage everyone to join in and help those in our area who need help to feed their families…

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In fall 2008, the Houston Food Bank merged with End Hunger Network, a Houston-area food rescue organization, thus making more effective use of community resources by working together as one.

In the fiscal year 2014-2015, the Houston Food Bank distributed 74,000,000 nutritious meals.

The vision for the future is to expand service to the community to 100,000,000 nutritious meals by 2018.

Every dollar donated to the Houston Food Bank provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual.

We calculate this by dividing the total meals provided by total adjusted costs, using a Feeding America formula.  The number does not include the meals provided through SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) benefits.

As a member of the nation’s largest non-governmental, domestic hunger relief organization – Feeding America – our goal is to make food accessible to hungry people in their greatest times of need.

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