Our long-term vision means we use every opportunity to address the root causes of food insecurity, which are tied primarily to intergenerational poverty. That means forging strong connections to other organizations to amplify the impact we can have together, both through our Navigation Services and our innovative partnerships.
Root Cause Partnerships
Target Hunger partners with many leading organizations to amplify our collective impact. Below find several examples:
– Combined Arms – Target Hunger partners with Combined Arms, a nonprofit that connects veterans with services within their communities. We now offer food assistance to veterans within our 10 zip-code service Food distributions are also provided to housing complexes identified by Combined Arms that have a high percentage of food insecure residents.
– Compton, Dogan, Fifth Ward, and Pugh Head Start Programs – Target Hunger partners with us so that while children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families are receiving nutritious meals as part of their early childhood education program, their parents also have access to healthy, fresh food to prepare for the entire family.
– Houston Health Department’s Community Re-Entry Program – Target Hunger provides food to people who have recently left incarceration, helping them reintegrate into society and reducing recidivism rates.
– Houston Food Bank – Target Hunger is the Houston Food Bank’s largest partners in Harris County. We strategically work together on a number of hunger fighting initiatives.
– Houston Independent School District – Target Hunger works with I.S.D. wraparound specialists to connect with their students and families.
– SERJobs – Target Hunger provides monthly food distributions at SER training sites so trainees can ensure their families are fed without having to sacrifice training time. Our warehouse also serves as a SER training site.
– United Way of Greater Houston – Target Hunger is a proud partner since our establishment and serves as a United Way funded Regional Navigation Site concentrating on the southeast region of Harris County.
– Urban Enrichment Institute – Target Hunger offers onsite food distribution to at-risk teen males and their families in this Fifth Ward program.