Targeting Hunger in Houston
PUBLISHED APRIL 12, 2021
Due to recent unprecedented winter storms across Texas regions, many residents of the communities were left in distress over basic necessities. In response, Houston East West Bank associates partnered with Target Hunger in a drive-thru food distribution event this past week to help our communities.
Target Hunger started in 1989 as a way to combat hunger in inner city Houston, grown from a program of another one of our non-profit partners, United Way. Target Hunger is now a highly successful non-profit that serves the northeast Houston area, providing critical food assistance to the most vulnerable in the community.
Our drive-thru food distribution event was held outside of the Denver Harbor Multi Service Center. Volunteers organized, sorted, and placed food items in bags to be loaded into the truck for distribution. We had a total of 15 volunteers including our Houston area manager, Alex Chang; Senior Managing Director & Head of Texas Market, Michael Burr; and FVP-Consumer Banking Regional Manager, Texas Regional Office, Irene Pi. We appreciate their volunteerism with Target Hunger to provide support to their communities in times of crises.