HOUSTON – It’s the season of giving thanks, and just plain giving. The Houston Food Bank is getting a special delivery of fresh bread for families in need.
Bread, and lots of it has arrived at the Houston Food Bank, where giving is a year around business.
“We see our greatest need during the summer, but there is an uptick during the holidays, as there are financial commitments as families try to provide some Christmas, so this help is greatly appreciated,” Brian Greene, with Houston Food Bank, said.
Texas bread-maker Mrs. Baird’s announced it is providing the Food Bank with 20,000 loaves of fresh bread for the holidays.
And it didn’t take long for some of that bread to be shipped to other locations, like Impact Houston Church of Christ.
“If you came back by dark, most of this stuff will be out of here, including tomorrow morning, when our family groups come in,” Jim Delony, with Impact Houston, said.
Impact is part of a network supplied by the Houston Food Bank, and by Monday afternoon some of Mrs. Baird’s bread was at another network, Kids Meals, which packs lunches for families, then delivers them across the city.
Imagine what life would be like for some families without the Food Bank.
The president of the organization said they deliver 140,000 meals, a week.