Holiday Blessings

All of us at NAM hope that you and yours are blessed and your wishes are filled this holiday season. Many of our neighbors have been hit hard this year and need our help just to try and have a normal holiday. Please review this page and consider ways you and your family can be a blessing to others.



During these unprecedented times, many families in our community can’t afford food or gifts this holiday season.

Help us secure $350,000 between now and the end of 2023.

Your gift will have an immediate impact for families in need.


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There are many families that will not be able to afford to put holiday meals on their table this year. Once again, NAM is providing holiday meals to 1,400 families for Thanksgiving and December holidays. If you would like to donate food to NAM's Joanne Watford Nutrition Center, please check our Holiday Food Wish List* below or click here to download the list. Food can be dropped off at the Joanne Watford Nutrition Center located at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, TX 77090, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  If you would like to commit to a food drive at your place of business or organization, please contact Samantha Anchia at [email protected] for details.

Holiday Food Wish List:

  • Canned Fruit
  • Chicken Gravy (canned or in a jar)
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Turkey Gravy (canned or in a jar)
  • Canned Soup
  • Boxed Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Boxed Stuffing
  • Canned Chicken Broth
  • Brownie Mix
  • Canned Evaporated Milk
  • Cake Mix
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cookie Mix

Thank you PV Fluid Products for your donation of 2,000 frozen turkeys. What a blessing!

* Please note that the JWNC cannot accept dented canned goods or expired food. Cash donations are always welcome.




Tis the season to bring joy to the faces of our children with joyful gifts. So many families are struggling just to try to make ends meet that the thought of holiday gifts can be a very stressful thought. Once again this year NAM is having a toy drive to collect gifts for nearly 5,000 children in our community ages 12 and under. 

This is a tremendous undertaking and NAM needs so much support from our neighbors. The good news is that we have done this before; the past two years.

New, unwrapped toys in the range of approximately $25 per gift for newborn through age 12 may be dropped off at NAM's Harrell Family Opportunity Center located behind NAM's main building at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, Texas 77090, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Friday, December 14, 2023.

So, grab your toy bag and buy out the stores. Let's make this the greatest toy drive ever!



Registration for Holiday Gifts is now closed.



NAM is always in need of volunteers, especially during the holidays. Volunteers help accept food or toy donations, stock the pantry, prepare food for distribution, carry food to cars, and help with toy distribution. If you are interested in donating your time to NAM, please visit for more information about our volunteer opportunities.


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Please visit our Joanne Watford Nutrition Center if your family is in need of food assistance.