Kids' Meals is Stomping Out Hunger in Houston
on: July 7, 2009, 5:45 am
"Texas ranks 3rd in the nation for food insecurity, meaning
one in five adults and one in four children in our state are hungry,"
says Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. "That
is simply unacceptable."
A plummeting economy and spiraling unemployment have left hundreds of Houston
families struggling with the bare essentials. Kids' Meals is stepping into the
gap, delivering nutritious meals to kids in an attempt to stomp out hunger in
Kids' Meals is a 501©3 non-profit, community based Meals on Wheels program for
pre-school aged children that live in poverty. The program was first launched in
Houston in 1984.
Today Kids' Meals provides lunches to over 1,200 pre-school aged children living in
poverty who otherwise might never see a nutritious meal. The program runs Monday
through Friday all year long, helping to close the gap between families' income and
the needs of their growing kids. But it's not enough.
"The need for Kids' Meals is ever-growing due to the increase of food and gas
prices as well as the slowing economy," says Kids' Meals spokesperson Bonnie
Leach. "Layoffs and downsizing have more families finding themselves in need of
food. We hope to be the first city to have no hungry children."
"Kids' Meals has hundreds of children on their waiting list ready to be fed,"
adds Leach. "[We] need your support through donations, volunteer time and spreading
For less than $1.50 a day a nutritious lunch will be delivered to a hungry child,
free of charge to each family.
""Kids' Meals needs your support through donations, volunteering your time and
spreading the word by helping us fulfill our mission of ending hunger among Houston
area children," states Leach.
For more information on Kids' Meals visit them on the web at
Contact Details: Kids Meals, Inc.
Main Office and Distribution Center:
205 W. Crosstimbers St.
Houston, TX 77018
Neighborhood Centers Ripley House
Houston, Texas 77011
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Executive Associate Director