To make the greatest impact with our limited resources, we have focused our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable residents in the communities we serve: very low-income seniors and families with special needs, many who are not able to safely leave home to pick-up food or receive resources.
To date, we have served more than 1800 people. Avenue’s Community Initiatives team safely hand-packed every care package with items that are limited or unavailable at food banks or other food distribution sites. These distributions help stretch the food budgets for families who experience food insecurity on a daily basis, even prior to this pandemic.
In addition to groceries, our team coordinated “kid kits” for children with crafting supplies and coloring books, and mask kits with a disposable mask and instructions and materials to make no-sew face masks.
With the great success of our last two distributions, we are preparing for the next round, targeting those with the greatest need.Your gift will help us serve even more Houstonians in need.
Thank you to Episcopal Health Foundation, LISC, Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, HEB, ALDI, Walmart and Fiesta, and to staff at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Clark Park, Sam Houston High School, MD Anderson Family YMCA, and senior apartment complexes Independence Hall, The Catania and Woodland Christian Towers for their support and coordination of our May distribution. Thank you to Helping Hands for the important work you do at our apartment communities.
And thank you also to NeighborWorks America, PNC Bank, Texas Capital Bank, Wells Fargo and everyone who has generously supported our COVID-related general operations.
We invite you to join these generous donors by making a gift today.
If you would like to make a gift towards direct support for our communities, you may do so HERE. Choose “COVID Support- Direct Assistance” in the drop-down menu. Thank you for your generous support.
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