Since its inception in 1990, the Ministry has been serving the basic human needs of families in temporary financial crisis. Services are provided to residents of East Fort Bend County as well as referrals from area congregations and other social agencies.
The Interfaith Food Pantry, Financial Assistance Program and Tri-City Churches Resale Shop are run primarily by volunteers from member congregations. Hundreds of volunteers utilize their time and talent daily as "neighbor helping neighbor" to make a real difference in the lives of children, adults and the elderly.
Interfaith Food Pantry
Food Pantry services are provided to families and individuals living in East Fort Bend County. Clients are seen on a first come, first served basis and are given either a Full Food Order or a Supplemental Food Order. No one is turned away hungry. Trained volunteers assess each situation to determine the needs of the individuals and families we serve. Each nutritionally complete food order is tailored to the size and any special needs of each household. We also include dishwashing detergent and toiletry items with the food order. The Senior Sack Program gives qualifying residents food for weekend meals, including fresh fruit and produce.
The Interfaith Food Pantry is a member of the Houston Food Bank which sponsors a monthly Food Fair. The Food Fair program distributes free food and valuable information to those in need. The program, which is not zip code restricted, combines generous quantities of fresh food with health education and community services outreach.
Holiday Food Baskets are distributed during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and include everything needed to make a traditional holiday meal.
Each summer, the S.O.S. (Supply our Students) Program provides school supply packets to East Food Bend County students from pre-K through grade 12.
Financial Assistance Program
Clients may receive help with housing, utilities, medicine and other necessities. Most clients must provide partial funding toward the payment of the bill, and once the Ministry receives notice that the client has complied with the stipulation, funds are released directly to the creditor.
Tri-City Churches Resale Shop
Since 1975, the Tri-City Churches Resale Shop has been a vital part of our community. All proceeds from the Resale Shop are re-invested back into the programs and services provided by East Fort Bend Human Needs, Inc. The Resale Shop is a great source of inexpensive clothing, household items and furniture for the community. A truck is available to pick up large item donations.