Two Non Profits Unite to End Hunger

The Houston Food Bank and End Hunger Network are merging into one organization. The union means a greater capacity to serve the hungry in greater Houston and southeast Texas.
image of Brian Green Brian Green is President and CEO of the Houston Food Bank. He says the merger is about growth, not cost savings.

"Just think about 83 thousand children who go hungry, or who live in households that experience hunger. As much as we're doing, we're not doing enough. We're not doing this as a way we can save or we can cut. We're doing this because we have a serious goal. We want to end this hunger problem in our area and we can do it. But we can only do it if we really work together, and this is a major step forward, that no child should be experiencing hunger. No parent should have that feeling of not being able to fix that."

Operating as one organization supports the goal of the food bank to distribute 120-million pounds of food a year in southeast Texas by the 2018.


image of loading boxes







From left to right: Houston Food Bank board chairman Matthew Winter; End Hunger board chairman Welcome Wilson, Jr.; Houston City Councilman Adrian Garica; End Hunger Network executive director Amy Ragan.











Bio photo of Pat Hernandez

Pat Hernandez

Reporter

Pat Hernandez is a general assignments reporter who joined the KUHF news staff in February of 2008...