This page has highlights of past and upcoming events. Click HERE to read about our award as Best Pantry in Houston.
Previously the pantry used one-half of its current building and shared it with the maintenance equipment of the church. We took over the whole building and added 20 feet to the current building. The photo below shows the artist rendering of the new Pantry before construction started. We now occupy the entire 1600 ft. building. In additon, we built the church a new storage facility. The choice-style pantry now looks like a small grocery store, where our friends can come and with guidance choose the food their families would like to eat. Having more space enables us to take advantage of bargains from the Houston Food Bank, it also provides space for nutrition classes, and even attracts more volunteers, so we can be open at night to better serve our working clients.
Thanksgiving – 2017
The Pantry provided groceries and over 1000 turkeys and chickens to families this Thanksgiving. The video below has highlights from the event. The Thanksgiving event is a collaboration of churches, schools, businesses and individuals. Many people help every year, including dozens and dozens of volunteers. Our sponsoring churches and businesses provide the non perishables, and the Pantry purchases the produce and the turkeys. We are grateful for the participation of the following organizations to the “Meal in a Bag” gifts: Memorial Drive Presbyterian, Memorial Drive Lutheran, Memorial Drive Christian, Terrace UMC, St. Cecilia Catholic, Regis School, St Mark Lutheran, St. Catherine of Siena, St Mark Lutheran, Yorkshire Neighbors, Chapelwood Methodist, Christ the King Presbyterian, Unitarian Church, Holy Cross Lutheran, Tallowood Baptist, Endeavor Counseling, and to all the individuals who donated and volunteered and helped make the event such a success. We can’t thank them enough. On Monday of Thanksgiving week we served families recommended to us by 19 Spring Branch Schools and on Tuesday we opened and served until all the food was distributed. It was a good time for all!