The Northwest Assistance Ministries Food Fair provided food for over 700 families within our community on September 3, 2021. With a team comprised of NAM staff and over 20 volunteers, NAM placed boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other necessities amounting to more than 70 pounds for each client that participated in the drive-thru giveaway.
The food giveaway was made possible through our partnership with the Common Market and Houston Food Bank, generously supplying enough food and resources to assist meeting basic human needs through “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” Clients were directed to make three total stops while in line, receiving handouts detailing NAM’s various programs and services, assisting the community with Food, Rental and Utility, Pediatric Health, Veterans Assistance, and more. Once the clients were prompted to open their car trunks, multiple boxes of colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables were accompanied by gallons of milk, packs of chicken, and shelf-stable groceries.
Thank you to each individual that assisted in providing the much-needed resources to the community through the Food Fair! "We just can't pull off events like this without our wonderful volunteers." stated Les Cave NAM President / CEO. "Their energy and enthusiasm made the day so enjoyable", added Cave.
NAM has supplied food to over 18,000 families since the beginning of the pandemic. NAM's Joanne Watford Nutrition Center is open Monday through Friday to assist families struggling with food scarcity. Visit NAM at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, TX 77090, call 281-885-4555 or visit www.namonline.org for more information.