Volunteering Opportunity At The Houston Food Bank
Join other Illini and our guests at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday, 12/14 from 8-11 AM
We need your and your guests’ help. This is your chance to show your Illini spirit and to volunteer with us! Join us at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday, 12/14 from 8-11 AM. For everyone coming please register in advance! Sign up as a new user and “register” for our timeslot! It only takes a minute, please follow this link. With questions, contact the club’s event coordinator, Derek Harmon and Caroline Cvetkovic via < > .
We will meet in the check-in area at 8:00am! There is a parking lot at the Food Bank for volunteers. Please proceed to the check-in area. The Houston Food Bank provides a safe facility with an armed guard, and lockers are available for personal belongings. Please wear closed toed shoes. Our work will be in the warehouse, sorting/packing/moving items around. Bring your family and friends. Volunteers 16 years and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian.
Find more info about the food bank here:
Houston Food Bank App
Houston Food Bank East Branch535 Portwall St.
Houston Food Bank North Branch146 Knobcrest Dr.
501The Houston Food Bank is registered as a 501 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, tax identification number 74-2181456.
ETHICS AND COMPLIANCEThe Houston Food Bank believes in conducting business with the utmost honesty and integrity. Lighthouse Services assists the Houston Food Bank to identify any potential improper activity. Lighthouse is committed to protecting the identity of community members, including Food Bank staff, to submit confidential reports, suggestions, or complaints to a third party who helps the Houston Food Bank administration resolve issues while maintaining professional standards.
Food Help In Houston If You Do Not Work
If you do not work, the Houston Food Bank encourages you to visit the regular food pantries. You can find a list of these locations on their website. You can also call the Houston Food Bank telephone number at 832.369.9390 for more information about food assistance.
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What Are People Saying About Houston Food Bank
Here are some reviews from our users.
“I had to serve my community service here, but I will be continuing to help out and volunteer whenever I’m free from work. This place is so fulfilling and helps so many kids and families all over the Houston area. Also love working with the volunteers from the local high schools. Really are some of the nicest kids with good intentions and helping keep the place running. Thank you for the experience. Anyone can make such a difference here”
“Great place for volunteering and donation”
“A great venue to serve and have an impact on community. The staff were helpful. The facility is maintained and run well. The CFO even came out to meet us ! Thank you HFB It was a great experience to be able to contribute in a way. This organization largely depends on volunteers to accomplish its daily operation, so if you can, please register at their website as a volunteer to create an opportunity for yourself to impact the community in a positive way!”
“The representative I spoke with was named Shukura and after 7 months of failing miserably on my own, I am confident that she solved my problem. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She’s got a natural gift for dealing with people as she is genuinely nice and sincere. I hope she is paid well because people like her are few and far between and I believe she will exceed all expectations and excell at anything you throw at her. Thank you again! “
Volunteer With Jumbos At The Houston Food Bank
Location: Houston Food Bank | 535 Portwall St. Houston, TX 77029
Date: August 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sponsor: Tufts Alumni Houston
Come together to give back with your fellow Jumbos!
Join Houston Tufts Alumni as we volunteer together at the Houston Food Bank. Recognized as Americas largest Food Bank, the Houston Food Bank distributes over 122 million nutritious meals through its network of 1,500 community partners in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.
Most of the volunteer projects at the warehouse involve inspection, sorting, and repackaging of donated food items for community distribution. While a lot of the work requires standing and lifting, we can make accommodations for varying abilities.
We hope you will join us for this worthy cause! Date: Sunday, August 4th, 2019
Register HERE by July 31st:
Directions and Parking:
From Downtown: Take IH-10 east and exit Gellhorn St. . Make a U-turn at Gellhorn, stay on feeder and turn right on Portwall St.
If space permits, you may park in the front parking lot. In the event of a large volunteer turnout, you may be directed to our overflow lot located behind the building.Additional information:
Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED! Please dress casually – long pants and t-shirt with sleeves are preferred.
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What Is The Houston Portwall Pantry
The Portwall Pantry is a food pantry run by the Houston Food Bank which helps working families in need. This pantry is open to individuals who work during the day therefore they cannot make it to the regular food pantries that operate during the day.
This pantry provides working families with a way to get groceries for free in Houston, if their work schedule does not give them the opportunity to run errands during normal hours.