Houston Food Programs

The Houston Food Bank is a literal life line for thousands of Houstonians during this time of uncertainty and stress. They have many programs targeting key populations across our community. We’ve summarized each program and attached a link to the program qualifications.

Backpack Buddy – this program provides kid-friendly meals to children K-12 and summer program sites.

Community Assistance Program – receive help for applying to state funded social and health services.

Community Kitchen – provides training for living-wage jobs in the food services

Food for Change – distributes food to motivate client participation in the program.

Kids Cafe – serves year round meals to child care, after-school and summer meal program sites.

Nutrition Education – teaches nutrition, food safety, meal preparation and budgeting.

Red Barrels – an easy-to-participate way for shoppers to donate nonperishables.

Portwall Pantry – an onsite pantry for working families and individuals.

School Market – providing food to families and students in middle and high schools.

There are many other types of food programs in and around Houston. The best first step is with the Houston Food Bank; they can answer many of your questions and even direct you in a different direction if you don’t qualify for these programs.