Community Outreach

Community Food Pantry

Community Food Pantry- provides fresh and non-perishable foods, toiletries, household supplies, and essential items for those struggling to provide for themselves and their families. Pantry clients are also provided free monthly health checks. In 2020, our food pantry served over 44,000 individuals, about 3x the amount served during the previous year!

Community Garden- supplements non-perishable foods distributed through the community food pantry, providing fresh produce. In 2020, a record harvest of almost 3 tons of fresh produce were raised, just in time to meet the increased demand due to pandemic-related economic downturns.

Special Holidays/Events

Valentines’ Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and children’s birthdays are celebrated with appropriate gifts of cards and treats, candy filled plastic Easter eggs, flowers or token gifts, and Birthday bags filled with cake mixes, frosting, decorations, and paper goods.

Thanksgiving Blessings Boxes

A complete Thanksgiving meal in a box, together with a $20 – $25 grocery gift card to purchase a turkey or a ham, is provided for each registered client. Due to our generous donors, over 600 families were served last year.

Client Christmas Party and Toy Drive

Provides food, treats, door prizes, entertainment, games, photos with Santa, and gifts for the children. Holiday toy drives provide enough toys to continue gift-giving into the new year for Dia de Los Reyes Magos, (Three Kings Day). The remaining small toys, books, and games are donated to local Title IX elementary schools.

Backpacks and School Supplies

This year, more than 1,800 backpacks filled with school supplies were provided to client children attending CFISD schools and Lone Star College.