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Food Bank Saturday

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join us on Saturdays throughout the year at the Houston Food Bank, where we will be working on various projects, such as assembling community food boxes and back pack buddy bags. Anyone who wants to join us is welcome. Bring any Longhorns, any other school’s alumni, friends, family or coworkers that are aimlessly wondering what to do on a Saturday.

We have two Aggie Volunteer shifts available:

Morning Shift: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Afternoon Shift: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please wear Aggie gear so we can find you more easily! Upon arrival, look for William Wade ’73, one of our coordinators, who will be decked out in Aggie gear, including a 12th Man towel. All first-time volunteers receive one of our coveted and stylish Houston Aggie Volunteers t-shirts.

Don’t forget that this can be used toward volunteering community service hours for those in high school, college and other community organizations. Volunteer jobs vary in size and scope, but the majority are done in air-conditioned areas and DO NOT involve substantial lifting. People with all levels of physical ability are welcome.

Families (with anyone age 6 years or older) and friends are welcome. Age Requirements at the Warehouse are 6 years old chaperoned and 15 years old unchaperoned.

Note: As this is a warehouse environment, everyone must wear closed-toe shoes (no sling-backs), long shorts (to the knee) or pants, and no low cut tops (OSHA regulations). If you would like to sign up or have questions, please contact Jim Thorpe ’78.  Click here for more information on the Food Bank.

Directions: Take I-10 east, exit 774, Gellhorn Dr (after McCarty St, before 610 East Loop).  U-turn to feeder road heading west.  Turn right on Portwall St (green Houston Food Bank sign), turn right into parking lot in front of light green building (same area as HFB trucks and loading docks).  Park at the far end of the lot, by the main entrance.

Register with the Houston Food Bank website for this shift by clicking here. (Be sure to save the information for future registration.)

Every Adult must register in the Food Bank system before volunteering. Please share this HFB Registration Link with adult volunteers to register with our Aggie group.

If you have trouble registering online, or if the HFB website says that a shift is full, please email William Wade ’73 and just show up anyway! HFB is always in need of volunteers, and you can sign in upon arrival; no one is ever turned away!

Minors (6 to 15 years old) will need a minor waiver form. These can be filled out at the front desk or contact Jim Thorpe ’78 to have one emailed to you.