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HEIGHTS INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY

What Is It?: A volunteer-run food pantry, providing nutritious groceries to Houston families who seek help, and delivering frozen meals and groceries to the homebound.

 

Help Needed: Help organize donations and stock shelves, help distribute food to clients, assist with monthly food fairs, help unload deliveries, conduct food drives.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16  

Help Needed

HELP WITH FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Note: Because of COVID-19, the pantry now provides pre-bagged groceries to clients outside the pantry.

Volunteers are needed to sort product donations and stock shelves; prepare bags of groceries for distribution; and help with distribution on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

(Fluent Spanish speakers are especially helpful at distribution times.)

 

HELP WITH FOOD FAIRS

Every month, usually on the 5th Saturday, the pantry receives and distributes fresh produce and other items from a Houston Food Bank truck. These food fairs are held from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

There are many ways to help at these events. (And fluent Spanish speakers are always needed!)

COLLECT FOOD FOR THE PANTRY

Food drives are always a good way to help. Volunteers are also welcome to bring the collected food and stock the shelves. (Stocking shelves can be done on most weekdays or Saturday afternoons.)

The most-needed items are listed here.

HELP WITH DELIVERIES AND DONATIONS

Every few weeks, on Thursday mornings, the pantry receives large deliveries from the Houston Food Bank. Volunteers are needed to unbox the pallets of food and stock them in the pantry and in the outdoor shed.

Other projects: volunteers can pick up donations at various retailers and restaurants, or deliver frozen boxed meals to homebound seniors.

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