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November 23, 2020


HOUSTON, TX — The Joanne Watford Nutrition Center (JWNC) at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) was bustling with activity Saturday, November 21st as NAM staff and volunteers handed out food for Thanksgiving meals.

NAM is serving 600 families during its “Season of Blessings” campaign, which provides qualifying clients with a turkey and all the fixings needed to prepare a complete Thanksgiving dinner.

“We are extremely grateful to the community for rising to the occasion through donations of food and dollars along with the numerous volunteers that are signing up to help,” said Brian Carr, NAM’s Chief Advancement Officer. “This is another wonderful example of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. We can all use that kind of holiday spirit, especially this year.”

Thank you to PV Fluid Products for making the holiday meals complete with their generous donation of the frozen turkeys. NAM would also like to thank the 73 volunteers who came out on Saturday and assisted with NAM’s Thanksgiving distribution.

For more information about NAM’s Season of Blessings, visit

The Joanne Watford Nutrition Center (JWMC) is a choice food pantry that operates like a grocery store. Clients choose their own food from designated categories, including fresh produce, meat, dairy and frozen items. During fiscal year 2019-2020, the JWNC served 15,267 individuals by providing fresh, frozen, and non-perishable groceries for well-balanced meals. It provided supplemental monthly groceries for 737 low-income seniors through the Senior Food Program and it provided holiday meals to more than 994 families.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education, and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 134,000 people through its many programs and services.


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