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Food Bank Saturday

June 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

AGE REQUIREMENTS at the Warehouse, 6 years old chaperoned, 15 years old unchaperoned.

Come join us 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. So please grab any Longhorns and any other school’s alumni, friends, family or coworkers that are aimlessly wondering what to do on a Saturday morning.

Aggie Volunteers

Arrival: 7:30         Shift: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Please wear Aggie shirts, hats, etc 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 vast majority of the work is done in air-conditioned areas and DOES 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. Since it 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 to location: 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 their system before volunteering.  Please share this link with adult volunteers in order to register with our group. 

If you have trouble registering online, of it the HFB website says that a shift is full, please eamail William Wade ’73 wvwade@airmail.net and just show up anyway! HFB is always in need of more volunteers, and you can sign in upon your 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 to have one emailed to you.