2015 Toiletries and Household Cleaning Supplies Drive

2015 FAC Toiletries and Household Cleaning Supplies Drive

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Many of the people we serve in need of food assistance also have a need for basic toiletries and household cleaning items. These are the items that cannot be purchased with food stamps.  Many food stamp recipients jeopardize their assistance by selling food stamps to purchase these basic necessities; and many senior citizens will cut back on groceries or choose to not purchase a much needed piece of clothing to supply themselves with the items they need.  Feeding a Community is asking you to support our first annual toiletries and household supplies drive for the housed and the homeless in need. We encourage you to get involved with FAC and help us bring real solutions to real people.

FAC does not accept open or partially used items.  All seals must be in tact as originally purchased.  You may also choose to create a care pack.

toiletries1Please prepare care packs according to gender and include shaving materials for men. Also do not package personal hygiene items and household cleaning items together. Whether you can give one item or a whole case, no amount of supplies is too small.

Organizations, Businesses, Churches, and Groups can help by holding a donation drive at your location or office.   If you would like to make a monetary donation or ship items to us, contact us or visit our Donation page for more information.  Please let us know if you would like to hold a drive and we will get more information to you.

Our goal is to provide these items to the people in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Community Feedings. Therefore, we will receive donations from September 15, 2015 through December 15, 2015.  In November, look for volunteer opportunities to put care packages together on volunteermatch.org. Title will be listed at a later date.

The Face of Hunger in Houston

Hungry in Houston   

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There are a staggering number of people in America that currently need help feeding themselves and their families.  This is despite the fact that in this country of great wealth, there is enough food to feed everyone. Many of the individuals and families may have never had to seek assistance before.  They are not other people; they are people just like all of us.  They are the ones in our communities that have a job and are raising families. Some have high school diplomas, GED’s and post-high school education.  Some simply became unemployed due to layoffs; or the closing or moving of organizations to other countries.  Others are retired seniors, and students seeking to increase their level of education.  The truth of the matter is that the struggle is real.  It can happen to almost anyone.  And it happens to people we know, people just like you and me.

please helpWe must work together to solve hunger in our communities — business, charities, individuals, and government.  We must work together to ensure that all of our neighbors have enough to eat. When you realize the face of hunger in Houston, how can you not give?  How can you remain silent?
Follow the link to make a contribution now: I’m helping

Follow the links below to read other stories concerning hunger in America.
World Hunger Pics of America’s Hungry

PBS.org Picturing Hunger in America