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Lend a helping hand this spring to America’s largest food bank in distribution, the Houston Food Bank, which provides hunger relief for 18 Southeast Texas counties. A certified member of Feeding America, the Houston Food Bank distributes fresh produce, meat, and nonperishables, as well as nutritious hot meals in their state-of-the-art Keegan Kitchen. Get into the business of giving this spring with these four ways to help the Houston Food Bank.

Volunteer Your Time

As they say, time is money. Spend an hour of your time helping out the Houston Food Bank sort, process, and pack food. Volunteers produce the equivalent of one meal per minute (wow!), and during such a critical time of need to get food out to the community, every minute matters. Sign up for a time slot here.

Give Food

Food donations are critical to serving the 800,000 individuals each year in the Southeast Texas region. Industry partners and community food drives are vital to helping the organization provide food for better lives. Contribute to an ongoing food drive or plan to host one. Or, for a quick and easy donation, drop your donations in a Red Barrel at your neighborhood Kroger or H-E-B grocery store. These go directly to a local pantry near the store, so you know you’re truly helping a neighbor.

Donate Money

Every dollar donated provides a full day of meals to a neighbor in Southeast Texas. Your gift of money will help provide food to hungry children, families and seniors. In fact, 1 in 5 people in Southeast Texas do not have enough to eat. Make that change today, by donating online.

Become an Advocate

The more you know, the more you know. Help the Houston Food Bank by raising your voice and letting elected officials know that you support nearby hunger-relief programs like the Houston Food Bank. Your advocacy helps the organization immensely.

Whether it’s time, money, food, or your voice, lend a helping hand to our fellow Southeast Texans this spring who are in need of food by supporting the Houston Food Bank today.

For more ways to help out and things to do in and around Houston, Texas, visit The Ranch at Shadow Lake blog.