About Us

Neighbors helping neighbors end hunger

The Heights Interfaith Ministries (HIM) is a corporation organized in Texas and has a not-for-profit 501(c)3 tax status with the federal government.  We are a member of the Houston Food Bank. Which mean that we purchase about 80% of our food from the Houston Food Bank at low prices, the balance of the food comes from donations from the general public.  We serve residents in all zip codes of Houston, Texas.

Support from Area Churches

We are supported by the following member churches as well as other community organizations.

Our Mission

  • To provide generous, nutritious groceries to all who seek help.
  • To deliver frozen meals and groceries to senior home bound.
  • To encourage Heights gardeners to contribute fresh produce.
  • To increase our membership with Heights religious and community organizations.

The food pantry is 100% volunteer operated and is administered by a volunteer board of directors composed of representatives selected by each of its member organizations.

  • Volunteer Board of Directors
    Patsy Sakowitz, President – Member of Zion Lutheran Church
    Madison Navarre, Secretary – Member of The Vineyard Church
    Alex Taylor, Treasurer – Member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church                  Mary O’Sullivan, Yolanda Sanches – Member of Christ the King Catholic Church     Chris Schultz – Member Zion Lutheran Church
    Jennifer Moffett – Member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church                               and Senior Meals Delivery Coordinator                                                                            Marlena Cantu – Member of the Vineyard Church                                                             Scott and Susan Miller – Member of The Church at 1548 Heights Blvd.                       Thad Pugh – Member of The Church at 1548 Heights Blvd.                                             David Barnett – Member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church                                         Christy Andrews – Member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church                                          Aice Bongers, Executive Director                                                                                            Alicia Reyes-Fundraising Coordinator