EIN 74-2181456

The Houston Food Bank

IRS 501(c) type
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The Houston Food Bank is a food bank or pantry in Houston, TX whose mission is: Houston Food Bank's mission is to provide Food for better lives.
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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.
Other program services-caf-catering, outreach
Food for change:
Food for change is an innovative strategy that
Goes beyond emergency Food assistance to address
The root causes of hunger. This program uses
Food as a catalyst, in partnership with social
Service programs and health partners, to help
Individuals improve their quality of life
Through economic and health-related programs
That encourage family financial stability or
Help participants manage their healthcare
Needs. The Food Bank's role is provide Food
Resources to support clients participating in
The various economic and health opportunity
Programming - this support comes in The form of
Food scholarships or Food prescriptions (Food
Rx). Estimated annual value Food
Scholarship/food rx clients: $2,000/yr.
Teachers aid:
Many children can't afford The most basic school
Supplies. Without The proper tools to do The work
Children are challenged to achieve academic
Success. Many compassionate teachers pay for
School supplies from their own pockets so their
Students have a more productive learning
Experience. The teachers aid program provides The
Supplies kids need to succeed. Last year, this
Program served 10,853 teachers.
Community kitchen:
Workforce development program that provides
Participants with paid training for living-wage
Jobs in culinary services. It helps individuals
Who are struggling with unemployment and poverty
Develop The skills needed to achieve financial
Stability and includes hands-on technical and
Life skills, financial literacy, and job
Readiness. Case management services are being
Added to help mitigate barriers that can prevent
Participants from completing training.

Who funds The Houston Food Bank

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Feeding AmericaFight Hunger$2,920,145
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,104,713
Feeding TexasOutreach and Nutrition Education Programs$1,988,494
...and 83 more grants received totalling $10,806,350
Federal funding details
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...and 12 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at The Houston Food Bank

Brian GreenepresidentGreenepresident and Chief Executive Officer
Matt ToomesChief Operating Officer
Jim DayChief Financial Officer
Amy RaganChief Development Officer$165,417
Mrs. Lander HoldsChief Impact Officer
...and 13 more key personnel

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

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
Data update history
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 32 new grant, including a grant for $289,998 from Houston Texans Foundation
November 11, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 14 new personnel
September 1, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 24 new grant, including a grant for $2,920,145 from Feeding America
Nonprofit Types
Food banksFood and nutrition programsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesFood and nutritionHunger
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
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
Taxreturn type
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
Parent/child status
Central organization
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