CCSC operates two food pantries and is always grateful for donated items to help our neighbors in need. Food drives – no matter how large or small – are a great way to contribute to our mission AND help stretch CCSC’s budget.
How to conduct a food drive in 3 easy steps:
- Engage others, as desired. These flyers might help you promote the effort:
- Go shopping!
- Bring donated items to:
- 3230 Mercer Street, Houston, TX 77027 (near the intersection of W. Alabama and Edloe)
Monday – Friday, 10:00AM – 2:30PM
Saturday, 9:00AM to Noon
In 2019, CCSC provided food packages to 23,672 clients (includes duplication). These packages are designed to help households of varying sizes. Clients help choose certain items that meet their unique needs and preferences.
One in six Texas households struggled to avoid hunger in 2012-2014, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. 17.2% percent of Texas households were found to have experienced hunger or engaged in coping mechanisms to avoid it, significantly higher than the national rate of 14.3%. (Source: Houston Food Bank)
Top Ten Most Needed Donation Items:
Dry Beans (1-pound or 2-pound bags; pinto, etc.)
Canned Vegetables (low sodium preferred)
Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
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Rice (1-pound or 2-pound bags)
Dry Pasta (any type)
Canned Fruit (light syrup preferred)
Boxed Cereal (low sugar preferred)
Hearty Canned Soups