May Pantry Results:
A total of 218 families – or 1045 people – were served in the pantry on May 9 and May 23.
Additionally, 190 families – or 891 people – were served from the Houston Food Bank produce truck on May 20.
June Pantry Results:
A total of 265 families – or 1,317 people – were served in the pantry on June 13 and June 27.
Additionally, 201 families – or 893 people – were served from the Houston Food Bank produce truck on June 17.
Want to help? We have a spot for YOU!
There is always plenty of work to be done on Pantry Nights, held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Set‐up starts at 4:00pm and clients are served 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Our client families are registered, snack bags and crates of food are distributed, and families are offered assistance to load food into their cars. Pantry Nights are scheduled for July 11, July 25, August 8 (Stuff the Bus) and August 22.
The Houston Food Bank produce truck arrives on the third Saturday of most months and volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to help, please arrive by 8:30am. If you can help earlier, set‐up begins at 8:00am. Produce is served from 9:00am to 11:00am. Produce trucks are scheduled for July 15, August 19, and September 16.
Helping hands are also needed on the third Sunday of every month, when Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church delivers pantry donations. Starting at 2:00pm, food is sorted, dated and shelved. Deliveries are also scheduled for July 16, August 20 and September 17.
Stuff the Bus
At least 110 volunteers are needed to make this year’s back‐to‐school backpack program a success! How can you help? Sponsor school supplies for $25 and/or a pair of shoes for $10. Make a financial donation at http://www.mesa-outreach.org/donate
or give a check/cash to your Stuff the Bus representative. Volunteer for set up on Monday, August 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center of Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 1600 Rippling Water Drive, Houston 77084. Volunteer on Tuesday, August 8 to hand out supplies in the Family Life Center of Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 1600 Rippling Water Drive, Houston 77084. Shifts of 2½ hours are available, starting at 3:00 p.m.
Special thanks to….
- Addicks United Methodist Church
- Bear Creek United Methodist Church
- Betwixt and Between Class (Bear Creek UMC)
- Copperfield LDS
- Covenant Lutheran Church
- Lifepath Church
- Peace Community Church
- St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
for their donations.
A note of appreciation … to all of our dedicated volunteers! Without your assistance, the work of the MESA Outreach Food Pantry would not be possible.