Hello enrichment-seekers! Let’s Get Involved!
Join me as I blog about the best ways to get involved in Houston, whether it is through volunteer work, community events, or other academic opportunities.
COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT ON:
What is the Houston Food Bank?
Houston Food Bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to hunger relief charities. The organization gets thousands of pounds of food that grocery stores and wholesale stores no longer use (which are still perfectly edible) and provide it to hungry families.
How Easy is it to Volunteer there?
Volunteering at Houston Food Bank is always a fulfilling experience, and it is super easy to sign up. All you have to do is register online and show up. Are panicking about getting your community service hours at the last minute? HBF has events going on almost all day nearly 5 days a week, so there is always something to do there. Register online and -voila!- there are your hours. (I give it 5 stars for the convenience factor!)
Give Us the Scoop…What did you do at Houston Food Bank?
I have been there on and off over the past two years, and it is one of my favorite spots to donate my time. Each time it is a little bit different. When I volunteered last year, my friends and I were asked to pack rice and other food. Other times, I have been asked to sort different types of food or help with meal prep. (Fun fact: Time will fly by as you work because the staff members turn up the radio.)
Every time I’ve volunteered, everyone has been very helpful. At the end, the staff always tells us how many pounds of food we’ve gathered for hungry Houston families. I am always surprised at how much can be done in just a few hours. It is so rewarding to know that you have made a real impact on people who live right in your community.
Why Should I Volunteer There?
Volunteering in a large, well-known organization such as the Houston Food Bank is a great way to help the families that are suffering from hunger in your very own city. It feels great to help people that live just a few minutes away.
How do I GET INVOLVED?
Here is a link to Houston Food Bank’s Events this February:
Contact information: (713)-223-3700