The holidays are just around the corner, meaning it’s time to apply for resources. Whether you or one of your customers is interested in receiving a thanksgiving meal, holiday food box, and even toys for children, the resources below will provide information about upcoming holiday events.
The Houston Food Bank– Holiday Food Box
This service will be available from Monday, November 28- Wednesday, November 30, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Those experiencing food insecurity can call the request line to reserve a holiday food box and arrange to pick it up at a partnering agency near them.
English: 713-547-8692 | Spanish: 713-547-8693 |
City Wide Club– Super Feast
This event will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Christmas Day, Saturday, December 24, 2022, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston. Free meals, toys, and clothes will be available. Dine-in (Sit’n Sup) and drive-thru (Grab’n Go) options will be available. Visit City Wide Club for additional information
Marine Toys– Toys for Tots
Those interested may call 719-317-2293 or email Houston.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on how to request toys.
Get involved! The following is information about how you can get involved this holiday season.
The Houston Food Bank needs Spanish speakers for their Holiday Food Box event. Those interested in volunteering may call 713-223-3700 for additional information.
If you are short on time but want to get involved, you can join the Thanksgiving Day Volunteer Call Team with Interfaith Ministries. Volunteers will need to reserve about 90 minutes on Thanksgiving Day to call homebound seniors who may not have family or friends to visit them on Thanksgiving Day to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. Those interested may email email@example.com for more information.
The Christian Community Service Center needs volunteers for their Jingle Bells Express event. The duties available are organizing the toy store, helping clients register, and helping parents shop. Those interested in volunteering may contact Youth Service Manager at 713-961-3993 ext. 215 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are fortunate enough not to need services and can’t make it to volunteer events, you can still pay it forward this holiday season by doing even just one act of kindness.
Happy holidays from Workforce Solutions!
Iris Perez is a Income Now Navigator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston Region. Prior to joining the team, Iris served as a resource navigator for the Houston Food Bank. She helped communities in 18 counties apply for state benefits and is excited to continue making an impact in the community through her work at Workforce Solutions. Iris holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a minor in English from the University of Houston.