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Thursdays 4pm – 6pm
Saturdays 10am – 12pm



Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry Logo

Food Distribution

Thursdays 4pm – 6pm
Saturdays 10am – 12pm


Food Distribution:

Thursdays 4 pm – 6 pm
Saturdays 10 am – Noon

August, 2022 – News From The Pantry


We Serve with Joy and Grace.

As we entered the second half of 2022, we can finally say we seem to have hit stability! Does this mean we’re seeing fewer clients? No. Does this mean we are able to get all the food and product needed to serve our clients each week? No.

What it does mean is we continue to have community support (you!) and our day to day operations are fairly predictable. With your time, talent and treasure, you provide stability to us, doing the hard work necessary to serve our community each week with welcome and grace.
There has been an increase in the number of clients we serve each week – averaging 111 in 1Q 2022 and up to 123 in 2Q 2022. In the first two weeks of July, we averaged 155 families each week! We’re not sure what the rest of the year will bring, but we will continue to welcome each person who comes for food and work to ensure their humanity is recognized, providing a little relief to the stress in their lives (and ours!).Our clients note their gratitude and appreciation for the consistency and variety we are able to provide, but mostly for the warm welcome they receive. Sometimes the wait is long (and hot!), but the patience and hard work they see from volunteers makes the wait easier.

We have made a few changes (come by and see!):  a cart corral opens up work space inside and a recycling dumpster ensures the cardboard, plastic and glass we cannot reuse does not go into landfills. Through community generosity, we are also able to provide diapers, feminine products, and books, in addition to nutritious food.

Whatever part you are playing in our little corner, please accept our clients’ thanks and appreciation. You make an impact. Thank you.

Terri Dougherty
Executive Director, Heights Interfaith Ministries



Volunteer with Us or Donate today!

Your generosity is amazing!

We continue to be surprised by the community’s support for our little Pantry. Our volunteer crew attracts people from across the Houston area. When we have a need, we simply ask and somehow it is met! Here are just a few ways that you have made what we do possible:
  • In the first half of 2022, individuals have given more than 5,250 volunteer hours! Each week we need more than 35 volunteers to sort, bag and distribute food for our bi-weekly distributions.
  • Individuals and groups have organized food, diaper and pet food drives, helped with projects around the Pantry and packaged items for distribution–thanks to the Muslim Women’s Service Group, Generation Serve, Tenaris, Iota Phi Theta Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Chapter, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, Memorial Hermann North Loop and United Surgical Partners, Zion Lutheran Church Day Camp attendees and the youth of St. Mark’s United Methodist, St. Stephen’s United Methodist and Westbury United Methodist...to name just a few!
  • Organizations have joined us during distribution to share information about affordable healthcare services, low cost medical insurance and financial education coaching.
  • Books Between Kids has donated countless books for the children of the families we serve each week.
  • Volunteers manned three food fairs, serving more than 750 families fresh produce and other special items.
  • Our clients receive the harvest from four area gardens–thanks to Main Street Ministries, Genoa Friendship Garden, St. Mark’s United Methodist and St. Andrew’s Episcopal for sharing their bounty.
  • Monetary gifts from groups and individuals sustain us. We are thankful for generous donations from the Heights Rotary Club, Houston Sports Lions Club and Heights Christian Church.

Gifts great and small bring us strength and help us continue to fulfill our mission each and every day!





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  • Kroger Community Rewards – Visit www.kroger.com and create or log in to your Kroger Plus account. Search for HEIGHTS INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY by name or number (NR183) and then click Enroll.
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