Season of Blessings

Thank you for your financial donation to Northwest Assistance Ministries. Please review this page for other ways you can bless those in need.


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 more than 1,000 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 Kukendahl 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 Brian Carr at [email protected] for details.

Holiday Food Wish List:

  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
  • Stuffing
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Canned Yams
  • Chicken Broth
  • Turkey or Chicken Gravy
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Brownie, Cookie, and Cake Mixes
  • Canned Soup
  • Frozen Turkeys
  • Canned Corn

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



Blessings of Gifts

Once again, NAM will be handing out blessings of toys and gifts to more than 5,000 children ages 0-12. New this year is the connection of fulfilling a specific child’s gift wish. Please stop by NAM and select a child to bless from our Blessing Tree. Take as many names as you are comfortable shopping for. Each child will receive 3 gifts. None greater than $25 and no clothes. Please return the card with the unwrapped gifts to NAM before December 9th. Donations can be dropped off at The Harrell Family Opportunity Center located behind NAM's main building Tuesday - Thursday between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

NAM is working to collect 15,000 toys.

Other donations of toys to “fill the gaps” are also needed. Donations of brand new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls from infant up to 12 years-old can be dropped off at The Harrell Family Opportunity Center Tuesday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. If you would like to commit to a toy drive at your place of business or organization, please contact Brian Carr at [email protected] for details.

Gift Ideas for Kids:

  • Age-appropriate books
  • Barbie Dolls/Accessories
  • Play-Doh/Slime
  • Baby Dolls/Doll Clothes
  • Board Games/Puzzles
  • Science Kits
  • Legos/Blocks
  • Action Figures/Superhero toys
  • Hair accessories/beanie caps
  • Toy Trucks/Cars
  • Art or Crafting Supplies
  • Football/Soccer Ball/Basketball

Or visit smile/ for more ideas. You can also support NAM with any Amazon purchase you make on the website.



Blessings of Time

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 email [email protected]. You can also visit for more information about our volunteer opportunities.



Bless A Family

Would you like to bless a family? NAM can connect you with a family in need where you can provide food, gifts, a tree, or holiday decorations. You can decide if you'd like to help a large family or a smaller family; meet the family or stay anonymous. For more information please contact Samantha Anchia at [email protected].


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Please consider making additional gifts of food, toys or time. You will be helping others in need and we guarantee you that you will be blessed by your giving.




Registration for food and toys has concluded.

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