- Who We Are
In 2014, Target Hunger served more than 16,000 food-insecure people per month and distributed in excess of 5.2 million pounds of food.
Every day in Houston, 66,000 people suffer from hunger. Of those, 5,000 are children. Target Hunger works to alleviate hunger and its root causes by providing nourishment through food services and enrichment through educational programs.
With 8 food pantries, 4 educational food fair sites, 12 community gardens, 23 Commodity Supplemental Food program sites, 15 home delivery routes, collaboration with 10 senior day sites and a hot breakfast program – Target Hunger remains one of the city’s largest hunger organizations serving the heart of Houston’s inner-city neighborhoods. A big part of Target Hunger’s mission is to alleviate the root causes of hunger. Through a series of self-sufficiency programs, we encourage our clients to evaluate their lives and make a commitment to improve them. We offer a series of programs focused on increasing one’s self-worth and employability. Our vision is to be a catalyst in moving disadvantaged, food-insecure clients to a state of self-sufficiency.