Thursday, October 3, 2019
11: a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
330 Garden Oaks
Houston, TX 77018
 
 
Join us for a hands on service project: Pack lunches, make sandwiches, pack snack bags, make grocery bags, etc. Following the work - join with other participants at a nearby restaurant of your choice.
 
On a Mission to End Childhood Hunger in Houston
 
1 in 4 Houston children live food insecure. Since 2006 we have made and delivered more than 5.7 million meals directly to the homes of Houston’s hungriest children. Our primary year-round mission is to feed children under age 6 who don’t have access to school-based free meal programs. On school holidays our numbers expand as we include the school-aged siblings of our children. We also work to end the poverty cycle by acting as resource navigators connecting them with 49 social service partner programs like healthcare, early education, nutrition, diapers, baby formula, financial, emergency support, clothing, furniture, ESL, GED, job banks, safety, abuse prevention, mental health, and more.
 
Our Mission is to end childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration provide their families with resources to help end the cycle of poverty. Kids’ Meals is a first responder to children ages five-years old and under facing debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty. Every weekday, year round, from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers prepare thousands of healthy lunches consisting of a sandwich, nutritious snacks and 100% juice or milk. Our six vans deliver the meals M-F to children enrolled in our program. We currently serve six Houston-area routes that target zip codes all located within Beltway 8, where the need is critical
 
 
Food Insecurity
Having limited or unreliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Negative Impact on Children
  • poor performance in school
  • reduced attention in class
  • behavioral issues
  • increased school absences
  • higher risk of obesity
  • higher risk of suicidal or depressive tendencies
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