Assists up to 175 families a month with groceries. We are a non-denominational organization, supported by churches, businesses, and organizations in Bellville, comprised of volunteers from every corner of Bellville.
We are open one day each month, the second Thursday of each month, 7:30-10:00 am and again 5:30-6:30 pm. On this day, we distribute bags of groceries to families, which we have prepared on the day (Wednesday) before. On this day, we meet 7:30-9:00 am to fill approximately 180 bags, filled with assorted meal items. We also fill 180 bags of frozen, refrigerated items. For the kids, we prepare another 120 bags of kid friendly items and another bag of frozen, refrigerated foods. Our volunteers are a lively bunch and we enjoy our time together. There's always goodies for our coffee break, in between packing.
There are other times during the month that we get together for various other “chores”. There is a Monday before distribution that we receive our grocery order from Brookshire Bros. This is an 8:30 am assignment. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, we receive our grocery orders from the Houston Food Bank never knowing what time the truck will arrive. When it does arrive, calls are placed to volunteers, and those who can help arrive quickly.
This is a wonderful organization that has been a part of Bellville for many years. If you would like to visit or volunteer, call Cynthia Zorn, 979-885-9047.