James Joseph galvanizes 6 organizations reducing hunger in District B to feed over 60K
James “Joe” Joseph partnered with:
Stop Hunger Now
Houston Food Bank and
Neighborhood Enrichment Xchange
The Last Organic Outpost
to pack meals for senior citizens and weed and prepare beds and seedlings for a community gardens in 5th Ward.
In addition to 358 new Rice University students, there were also 11 Center for Civic Leadership staff and 20 undergraduate and graduate student leaders who contributed their time. Based on those numbers, the value of the service was $28,778.22, according to Independent Sector for Texas. At Houston Food Bank, the volunteers packed 1,800 boxes, equivalent to 45,000 meals for Houston seniors, and at Stop Hunger Now, volunteers packed 15,000 meals. At NEX/Last Organic Outpost, Rice volunteers prepared and seeded a city lot that will provide fresh produce to 500 residents of the Fifth Ward per month.
Stop Hunger Now: operates meal-packaging programs in the U.S. and abroad and educates volunteers about hunger and inspires them to help end it; Target Hunger: one of Houston?’s largest organizations providing direct food distribution to seniors, children and families who face the risk of going hungry every day; Houston Food Bank: provides 59 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies and offers nutrition education, assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training; and Neighborhood Enrichment Xchange (NEX)/Last Organic Outpost: provides youth-education programs, career development, access to affordable housing and community development in urban environments.
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