Impact Resource Center
For as long as Impact has been in existence, it has been devoted to assisting people in need of food and other daily necessities. What began as literally a food pantry has expanded to a facility that provides over 1.6 million pounds of food a year, supplied by food drives by local churches, the Houston Food Bank and other local agencies, local restaurants and grocery stores, and financial donations from our supporters. It has also expanded to include clothing, furniture, and other household goods, and it serves as a distribution point for FEMA. For many of the individuals and families at Impact, the Resource Center was their first point of contact.
The Resource Center supplies families and individuals with prepared meals, pantry staples, clothes, furniture, and other necessities. Through its partnership with Arms of Hope and other agencies it also provides Parenting classes, Financial Management classes, and Health and Wellness Fairs and classes to its clients. The staff and volunteers who work in the Center make it their goal to treat all of the recipients with respect and dignity, and to show them the unconditional love of God. The Center is open to everyone in need and does not discriminate.
Over 25 local churches support the Resource Center through different types of food drives. The Resource Center also receives surplus prepared food from Second Servings, Service Corporation, and SNAP Kitchen and surplus and nearly out-of-date meat and produce, as well as dry goods and even clothing, from Kroger, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Costco, HEB. and HISD. This food is distributed to 2500 or more needy families every month. During the summer, the Center provides 400 hot meals a day for a six-week period, thanks to help from the End Hunger Program. The Center also provides the food for our homeless ministries food bags and serves over 640,000 hot meals a year. Additionally, several local churches serve as satellites to the Resource Center by providing bags of food to their at-risk members.
The opportunities for volunteering your time and talents abound. There are a wide range of opportunities, from leading bible studies, delivering food, clothing or other necessities to a needy person, filling bags for families, organizing food and clothes, or working in our warehouse.