EIN 74-2181456

The Houston Food Bank

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The Houston Food Bank helps feed the hungry by seeking donations of food and non-food items and distributing them to qualified, tax-exempt organizations. In addition, the Food Bank offers job training in the food service industry and warehousing to pe...

Program areas at The Houston Food Bank

Food distribution - Food distribution is The Houston Food banks core function. Food and other select products are distributed to hunger-relief agencies that then provide direct service to more than 1 million low-income individuals each year. During this year, we had a significant response to The covid-19 pandemic. We provided 159 million nutritious meals, including over 81 million pounds of produce. The value of The total distributed was over $224 million in donated and purchased Food. The Houston Food Bank has The highest level of Food distribution in The feeding america network of Food banks.
Client assistance program - client assistance program Houston Food banks community assistance program (cap) is focused on raising awareness in The service area of available social services and provides application and technical assistance for state-funded social and health services., including snap (Food stamps), wic, medicaid, children?s medicaid and others. Services are available inenglish, spanish, and vietnamese. In fy20 16 million meals were accessed through cap assistance. Nutrition ed classes in nutrition, Food safety, meal preparation, and budgeting are taught in collaboration with Food Bank partner agencies by Houston Food Bank's team of dieticians and nutritionists. Last year, 639 classes were provided by hfbs nutrition education program; 7,080 individuals participated. Senior box The senior box program manages The commodity supplemental Food program (csfp) - a federally-funded national Food distribution effort from The united states departmentof agriculture (usda) that is designed to improve The health and nutrition of income-eligible seniors (60+). Through this program seniors receive a box of non-perishable Food (valued at $50) each month, which helps stretch their available grocery dollars. The senior box program is currently serving over 11,000 seniors each month. The united states department of agriculture (usda) that is designed to improve The health and nutrition of income-eligible seniors (60+). Through this program seniors receive a box of non-perishable Food (valued at $50) each month, which helps stretch their available grocery dollars. The senior box program is currently serving over 11,000 seniors each month.
Child hunger initiatives - approximately 60% of children in The Houston area rely on free and reduced lunch during The school year. Proper nutrition is vital to The growth and development of children. Children without proper nutrition have difficulties concentrating in school, experience tardiness, and are more prone to chronic illness that can hinder their growth and advancement. The Houston Food Bank operates five programs that equip children and their families with tools they need to be successful: backpack buddy, kids cafe, school market, teachers aid, and nutrition education. Last year, 8.0 million meals were provided to children through one of hfbs child hunger-relief programs.

Form 990s for The Houston Food Bank

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062020-12-07990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-07-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds The Houston Food Bank

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Feeding AmericaFight Hunger$2,920,145
 View purchase optionsFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,104,713
 View purchase optionsOutreach and Nutrition Education Programs$1,988,494
...and 76 more grants received
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...and 12 more federal grants / contracts

Financials for The Houston Food Bank

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$317,624,878
Program services$2,715,561
Investment income and dividends$-221,845
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$926,036
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,538
Net income from fundraising events$-31,327
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$321,020,841

Personnel at The Houston Food Bank

Brian GreenepresidentGreenepresident and Chief Executive Officer
Matt ToomesChief Operating Officer
Jim DayChief Financial Officer
 View purchase optionsChief Communications Officer$160,038
 View purchase optionsChief Development Officer$165,417
...and 12 more key personnel

Organizations like The Houston Food Bank

Oregon Food BankPortland, OR$107,235,524
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange CountyIrvine, CA$92,087,181
Atlanta Community Food BankAtlanta, GA$168,987,977
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FloridaOrlando, FL$180,895,532
The Maryland Food BankBaltimore, MD$91,220,420
San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB)San Antonio, TX$178,446,449
Greater Chicago Food DepositoryChicago, IL$205,874,058
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NCRaleigh, NC$169,408,393
Northern Illinois Food BankGeneva, IL$174,517,189
Second Harvest Food Bank Greater New Orleans and AcadianaNew Orleans, LA$103,286,806
Community Food Bank / Food Opportunities Organization & Distribution IncFresno, CA$80,849,167
Gleaners Community Food Bank Of Southeastern MichiganDetroit, MI$120,810,438
Food Bank of the RockiesDenver, CO$143,204,094
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NCWinston Salem, NC$83,074,876
Community Food Bank of So AZTucson, AZ$128,599,875
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB)Fort Worth, TX$123,667,095
Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB)Washington, DC$92,359,588
Harvesters - The Community Food NetworkKansas City, MO$133,997,595
Three SquareLas Vegas, NV$116,053,089
Second Harvest Inland NorthwestSpokane, WA$133,596,645
Second Harvest Food Bank of MetrolinaCharlotte, NC$133,897,542
Food Bank for New York CityNew York, NY$144,517,137
Regional Food Bank of OklahomaOklahoma City, OK$95,465,627
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TNNashville, TN$116,911,484
Food LifelineSeattle, WA$147,819,082
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General information
535 Portwall St
Houston, TX 77029
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Harris County, TX
Website URL
(713) 223-3700
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K31: Food Banks, Food Pantries
NAICS code, primary
624210: Community Food Services
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Central organization