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Food Bank Volunteer Days 2024

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Come join us the Second Tuesday of each month 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 that wants to join is welcome. Wear your Aggie gear and bring any Longhorns, other school’s alumni, friends, family or coworkers that are aimlessly wondering what to do on a Tuesday.

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

When you arrive look for William Wade ’73 who will be fully decked out in Aggie gear including a 12th Man towel.

We currently have three shifts available on the 2nd Tuesday:

Morning Shift: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

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

Evening Shift: 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Don’t forget, this can be used toward volunteering service hours for those in high school, college and other community organizations. By registering in the Food Bank’s system, the hours can be tracked throughout the year and downloaded at any time or pickup the certificate at the end of each shift before you leave.

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 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.