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CravensCARES Kicks off at Houston Food Bank

May 1, 2011
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By:  Ashley Western, ACSR, MSM RMI, Commercial Business Development Manager

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On April 19, CravensCARES Chairperson Betty Copaus spent the day at the Houston Food Bank.  Betty spent the day on an assembly line, helping to sort & divide food for families in need.  Betty worked in a team of 30 people, and was able to make many new friends & learn all about the Food Bank in our community.

Houston Food Bank's mission is leading the fight against hunger. Here’s how!  

The Houston Food Bank...

• A private, nonprofit organization
• Seeks food donations, distributes to local
  charitable programs
Efficient operations:
 95 cents of every dollar
 feeds the hungry 
• Certified member of Feeding America
• Founded 1982

It’s in the numbers...

• 65 million pounds distributed last year
• 137,000 different people fed each week
• 865,000 different people fed each year
• nearly 500 hunger relief agencies in 18 southeast Texas
      o Church food pantries
      o Homeless shelters
      o Safe havens for the battered and abused
      o Nutrition sites for children and the elderly
• More than 259,000 volunteer hours contributed annually
• 73,000 square feet of warehouse and office space at  
   central location, in addition to 66,000 square feet offsite