At Cy-Fair Helping Hands, our goal is to serve the people of our community who need a helping hand, in addition to serving the homeless community. Hard times can arise through a variety of situations such as an illness, a divorce, a job loss, a natural disaster, and as we’ve all seen, through a pandemic. CFHH is here to provide that needed hand when individuals and families are struggling.

If you need help with rent or utilities call 2-1-1 or visit www.findhelp.orgWe do not provide assistance with rent or utilities.

Community Food Pantry

CFHH’s Community Food Pantry provides fresh and non-perishable foods, toiletries, household supplies, and essential items for individuals and families struggling to provide for themselves. Pantry clients are also provided free monthly health checks. Food donations come from area congregations, schools, scouting groups, civic organizations, corporations, small businesses, individuals, and in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank. Please consider donating!

Most Needed Food Pantry Items:

• Peanut butter

• Jelly

• Tuna

• Canned vegetables

• Canned fruit

• Dry pasta

You can order via our wish list on Amazon and have it shipped straight to CFHH! Click here for the list.

To receive service in our Food Pantry you must schedule an appointment. Please bring photo ID, current proof of residence such as a utility bill, and proof of household income such as your last two check stubs or bank statements and come to 9204 Emmott Road on Monday, Thursday, or the first or third Saturday of each month. The Pantry is open from 10:00am until 1:00pm. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


To apply click HERE. A receipt and further instructions will arrive via email.

CFHH’s Food Pantry is available to residents of Zip Codes 77040, 77041, 77064, 77065, 77069, 77070, 77084, 77092, 77095, 77429, 77433, and 77449.  

La Despensa de Alimentos de CFHH está disponible para los residentes de los códigos postales 77040, 77041, 77064, 77065, 77069, 77070, 77084, 77092, 77095, 77429, 77433 y 77449 ​​que viven dentro de los límites escolares de Cy-Fair ISD.

Infant Formula

If you need baby formula, we  partner with L.I.F.E. Houston (Local Infant Formula for Emergencies) to bring access to free infant formula to struggling families. They are the city’s only food bank for babies, helping to ensure that the cost of formula doesn’t prohibit babies from accessing the essential nutrition needed for their first year. A representative from L.I.F.E. Houston is at CFHH on Mondays and Thursdays. If you need formula for an infant, please call (713) 428-2065 to schedule an appointment. Click here to learn more about L.I.F.E. Houston and how to apply for assistance.

Community Garden

The Community Garden supplements non-perishable foods distributed through the community food pantry, providing fresh produce that is a great source of critical vitamins and minerals.

Holidays/Special 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 small gifts, and Birthday Bags filled with cake mixes, frosting, decorations, and paper goods.

Backpacks & School Supplies

Backpacks filled with school supplies are provided to students attending CFISD schools and Lone Star College. 

To learn more about donating backpacks and school supplies, or for details on when you can receive supplies, please click here.

Thanksgiving Blessing Boxes

A tasty Thanksgiving meal in a box, together with a $20 – $25 grocery gift card to purchase a turkey or a ham, is provided for every registered client. 

Client Christmas Party & Food Drive

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

How You Can Help

We rely on the generosity of our community to provide these services. You can help by donating financially, or by donating food, toys, school supplies, and by volunteering. Contact for more information. Thank you so much for your support!