Fighting Hunger. Shaping Lives. Strengthening Our Community.
Alleviating hunger and its root causes in the heart of Houston's inner city.
Target Hunger, a United Way agency, was founded in 1989 as a grassroots, community-based program to fight the increasing hunger problem within Houston’s inner-city neighborhoods. Community leaders including the late Congressman Mickey Leland and Houston Businessman Pete Van Horn helped form the Select Committee on Hunger to examine the issue of hunger in Houston. They found an area of town where the needs of the hungry were not being met, and Target Hunger was formed.
Today, Target Hunger serves as one of Houston’s largest organizations providing food to food insecure individuals and families living in inner-city neighborhoods. The organization distributes more than five million pounds of food annually and serves 15,000 individuals each month. With 10 food pantries, 11 educational food fair sites, 10 senior day site collaborations, 16 home delivery routes, 14 community gardens, a breakfast program and participation in the USDA commodities program, Target Hunger has created a community in which nobody goes hungry, and individuals are able to provide food for themselves and their families.Read More
Together we can create a community where nobody goes hungry, and individuals are able to provide food for themselves and their families.