Houston Food Bank
On Thursday, October 17th, a team of 25 members of the Houston office volunteered their time at the Houston Food Bank, the largest Feeding America Food Bank in the nation. The group sorted, inspected, and repackaged food donations to feed those in need. Our partnership with the Houston Food Bank reflects Omega Protein’s commitment to serving its communities and is helping to eliminate record rates of child food insecurity in Texas. Houston Food Bank produces approximately one meal per minute, assisting more than 135,000 regional residents each week.
Volunteers like those from Omega Protein help make these efforts possible. “As a nutritional company headquartered in Houston, and more importantly as community members ourselves, we are concerned for the health of Southeast Texas communities,” said Omega Protein’s President and CEO Bret Scholtes. “Our partnership with the Houston Food Bank allows us to assist a volunteer network that transforms food donations into balanced, healthy meals for our neighbors in need.”
According to Houston Food Bank’s President and CEO Brian Greene, the work of volunteers like those from Omega Protein is all the more urgent in Southeast Texas, where child nutrition is a serious concern. “On any given day, we have about 5,000 children who are hungry in Southeast Texas. Childhood nutrition and food security can impact a lifetime of eating habits and health, and that’s what makes the help of individuals and organizations like Omega Protein so critical to this area and even the state.” In addition to volunteering, Omega Protein donated much needed food supplies and provided a financial contribution to help support Houston Food Bank’s ongoing efforts.