Community Refresh Helps Neighbors Fight Hunger
03.01.2016 | Blog, Community Refresh
Our team helped 30 families get the groceries they need to make it through the month. In return, we left with smiles, appreciation, and the continued desire to help others. Community Refreshes’ 2nd event was at the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry on Feb. 26th, 2016. Enough about us.
Hope Lives In The Heights
Nestled between Zion Lutheran Church and Travis Elementary, is a “Client Choice” pantry. It’s 100% volunteer run with support from Houston Food Bank, the local community and the Kroger on W 11th Street. In almost seven years of operation, they have provided nutritious groceries to over 100,000 individuals.
Here’s How It Works
Those in need living in 77007, 77008, 77009, and 77022 can come to the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry once a month to pick out the groceries they enjoy. All they have to do is show up on Thursday evenings between 5-7 p.m. or Saturday mornings between 10 and Noon with a photo ID and proof of residency. If you’re homeless, you can come by once a week.
Here’s Why It’s Awesome
When you come to the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry, you’re treated with respect and dignity. You aren’t going to wait in line for hours only to be given a bag of canned food and sent on your way. Volunteers take you shopping and allow you to pick out the basic groceries, frozen meat, and fresh vegetables your family enjoys while sharing a smile and a conversation throughout the process.
What You Can Do To Help
You can give your time. Volunteers are always needed and always welcome. All you have to do is show up when the pantry is open or larger groups can schedule a time.
You can feed Frank. He’s a collection bin located next to the building. He appreciates non-perishable food, clothing, diapers and toys.
You can make a monetary donation. Every dollar goes to buying food to meet the growing demand. Visit the Contributions Page to make your donation.
Finally, we invite you to share this story with friends and family to encourage their support. And sign up to be a Community Refresher.