Houston Food Bank
Nicole Lander, Director of Outreach
Hunger is a real health issue for children. If they don't get the nutrients they need while they're growing, their potential to thrive can be affected.
The need for food assistance is at its highest in summertime, when kids are out of school.
The Houston Food Bank provides after-school meals to children at sites throughout the greater Houston area during the summer - and the school year as well.
The Food Bank just opened a brand new, bigger kitchen so we can feed more children year-round.
To volunteer or find out more information, please visit www.houstonfoodbank.org
Child Advocates and the McDonald's Houston Children's Festival
Every 9 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. Nearly 4,000 children in the Houston area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Ashley Brockette, PR/Marketing talks about how you can support the organization.