Interfaith Food Pantry
Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM; Wednesdays - 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
*Beginning Monday, June 4, 2012 the Food Pantry will be open in the evening from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.*
The Interfaith Food Pantry helps families and individuals living in East Fort Bend County during times of financial crisis by providing nutritious perishable and non-perishable groceries, household items and toiletries. Referrals may come from area congregations or local social service agencies. Clients are seen on a first come, first served basis and are required to provide proper identification and proof of residency. Trained interviewers assess each situaion to determine how clients can best be served. Nutritionally complete food orders are customized to the size and specific needs of each household.
Full Food Order - Provides a family with groceries for approximately four days. Each nutritionally complete food order is tailored to the size and needs of each household. In addition to food items, full food orders include laundry detergent and toiletries. Qualified residents are limited to four full food orders per year.
Supplemental Food Order - Provides bread, milk and other food staples. This program is available to qualified residents every Wednesday evening and Friday on an as needed basis.
Food Fair Program - Food Fair is held every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. - noon. Clients listen to a short informational program, then receive a large order of fresh food compliments of the Houston Food Bank. The Food Fair Program is not zip code restricted.
*Saturday Food Fairs will be held June 9, 2012; September 8, 2012; November 10, 2012 & December 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. - noon. *
Senior Sacks - In conjunction with the Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels, EFBHNM provides senior citizens with groceries for weekend meals.
East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry serves people who physically reside in East Fort Bend County within the following zip codes: 77053, 77083, 77085, 77099, 77459, 77477, 77478, 77479, 77489, 77545, 77583.
Bring your photo ID and proof of your residence - When you come to East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, always bring your photo ID and proof of residence (current utility bill) with you which shows you live in East Fort Bend County. You will always have to show it, in order to receive services.
First time clients - If this is your first time to seek assistance from East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, you must also bring social security cards of everyone in your household who has one.
Arrive at least 30 minutes before closing - For your sake and the sake of our volunteers, please try to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time, no matter what services you are seeking.
Service Limits - Clients may receive 4 full food orders per year for no more than 4 consecutive years. Clients may not receive a supplemental food order in the same week they receive a full food order. Food Fair days do not count towards a client’s food orders and is not zip code restricted. Financial Assistance may only be received 1 time per year, with a limit of 3 times in a lifetime.
Advise us of changes - Whenever you come to East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, it is your responsibility to advise us of any change in your personal status or data, whether it is mail or domicile address, telephone number, employment or wages, number of persons in household, or whatever. We are required to keep the records up to date, so we require your cooperation. Remember, you must give us complete, accurate, up-to-date information.
Register, and then show up - For East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry’s Holiday Food Baskets & Supply-Our-Students programs, you must sign up in person on designated dates. If you sign up, you must show up on the day of distribution to pick up your food or school supplies. If you neglect to show up on the designated day, you lose the privilege for the next special distribution. Please remember, on the days of special distributions, there are no other services available (no full food orders, no supplemental orders, no financial assistance, etc.).
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