Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center in Richmond Expands Access to Food: Serving Two Evenings a Week as Houston Food Bank “Super Site”

…is located in the zip code with greatest need. Before the pandemic, MGCC’s food pantry – Trini’s Market, a Houston Food Bank partner – provided 567,000 pounds of food in the last fiscal year through Saturday food fairs and weekday “shopping” in a grocery store-style environment. When the pandemic began, MGCC transitioned to drive-through food distribution to maintain safety from COVID-19. Each family in the drive-through line leaves with up to 60…

Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center in Richmond Transitions to Create Sustainable Plan for Addressing Community Need for Food During Pandemic

…ple in need who are enrolled in Catholic Charities programs. “The need for food is overwhelming,” said food pantry coordinator Shayne Baker. “We’re changing our schedule to ensure that we provide a high-quality experience for the people we serve.” Nearly one in four people living in Richmond-Rosenberg lives in poverty – the highest poverty level in Fort Bend County, so economic loss from the pandemic is especially brutal in this area. MGCC is loca…

Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center in Richmond Becomes Houston Food Bank Neighborhood Super Site, Will Serve Many More Families During Pandemic

…– Trini’s Market, a Houston Food Bank partner – provided 567,000 pounds of food in the last year through Saturday food fairs and weekday “shopping” in a grocery store-style environment. When the pandemic began, MGCC transitioned to drive-through food distribution, when volunteers loaded an assortment of items into vehicles, while maintaining safe distance to prevent the spread of COVID. MGCC is on track to surpass its pre-pandemic annual food dist…

Food for Hungry Families Throughout Galveston-Houston

…Bay Area Food Pantry Based in the United Way Bay Area Service Center, the food pantry provides nutritious food to families who struggle to have enough food for a healthy life. 1300-A Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77058 281-282-6069 Beacon of Hope Food Pantry on Galveston Island The Beacon of Hope is the only city-wide food pantry in Galveston available to help anyone in need, located in the Galveston Community Center near other social servic…

Catholic Charities Food Pantries to Open Saturday for Families Impacted by Imelda

…. Location: 1111 Collins Rd, Richmond, TX 77469 (MAP) Assistance provided: Food Fair (food assistance) Contact: 281-202-6200 Catholic Charities Beacon of Hope Center (Galveston) Hours: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: 4700 Broadway, Suite F-103, Galveston, Texas 77551 (MAP) Assistance provided: Food assistance, referrals Contact: 409-762-2064 Volunteers Needed Volunteers will be needed at Catholic Charities’ food pantries on Sat., Sept. 21 to help orga…

Catholic Charities Food Distribution Dates and Locations

…being handled by phone and email rather than face-to-face. Our drive-thru food distributions operate at our regional food pantries each week. Days, times and location information is below. Our three largest food pantries are open each week: HOUSTON Guadalupe Center 326 S. Jensen, Houston, TX 77003 (MAP) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED In order to serve the families that visit our pantry in a more effic…

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…assemble grocery bags for distribution to people in need at our bi-monthly food fairs. Location: Pan de Vida Food Pantry at Catholic Charities’ Guadalupe Center 326 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003 (MAP) Notes: Available twice per month on specified Saturdays El Rio Warehouse – Refugee and Veteran Donations Number of Volunteers: 10 – 30+ Time Availability: Anytime from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; weekends from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Project Description: Th…

Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston to serve as Galveston County Food Bank “Super Site” through September

…ted at the Galveston Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway. It’s the only food pantry on Galveston Island that routinely provides both nonperishable and fresh or frozen foods, including meat, dairy and produce. Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, the new Galveston County Food Bank Super Site at Catholic Charities will serve up to 250 households in just a few hours using drive-through distribution. To maintain safety, the distribution only serves…

Women Veterans Defend the Community by Making Masks for Volunteers Distributing Food at Mamie George Community Center

…COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than bringing clients inside Trini’s Market, the food pantry at MGCC, Catholic Charities is enforcing safe social distancing by asking clients to remain in their vehicles while their food is loaded. Since March 18, MGCC and its volunteers served more than 5,000 individuals, providing nearly 30,000 pounds of nonperishables, fresh produce and meat. “Our health care professionals have the most critical need for the higher-gr…

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