Thank you, students of Galveston Ball High for packaging over 50,000 meals on December 6, 2019 for the Holiday Food Drive!
Stay tuned for the NEXT PACKAGING EVENT!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not be having our FeedGalveston event in May as was previously planned. Our hope and prayer is to meet with you, our faithful volunteers, in September to package food for our neighbors in need.
We appreciate your interest and support of FeedGalveston. You can help our efforts to feed the hungry in Galveston County by participating in food packaging events and/or by making a monetary donation to FeedGalveston. Checks can be mailed or dropped off at the church office, First Lutheran, 2415 Winnie, Galveston, 77550. Kindly make check payable to First Lutheran and reference FeedGalveston on the memo line. Remember every dollar donated equals four servings of food!
Our next goal is to package 50,000 servings of food for our Galveston County hungry neighbors in need! We need your help; come for an hour or two or stay to the very end. If you cannot come at 12:00 Noon, then come at 2:00 pm. We appreciate all help! This is a great opportunity to be of service to your community, meet new people, and have some fun.
If you or your group will be participating, kindly sign up and give us the approximate number of volunteers that we can expect: CLICK TO REGISTER Thank You!
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We reached our goal to package 50,000 servings of food for our Galveston County hungry neighbors in need! Thank you for your help!! This was a great opportunity to be of service to your community, meet new people, and have some fun! See you again on May 2nd, 2020!
Together – with our outstanding Community Partners, Ball High School faculty and students, the team from First Lutheran Church who sponsored the FeedGalveston initiative, our in-kind Community Partners and everyone in the community who took the time to “Share Your Holidays” so generously with those in need – we collected 27,000 pounds (and still counting!) of […]
With over 180 volunteers we packaged 50,000 meals in under 3 hours time! The Galveston County Food Bank arrived and transported all the packaged meals to their facility in Texas City for immediate distribution! THANK YOU!
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Our Memorial Day goal of packaging 50,000 meals to help the Galveston County Food Bank was met in a little over 3 hours – thanks to all our volunteers! See the informative video below about how the packaging system works! Thank You!
Thanks to all the FANTASTIC volunteers, we packaged 50,000 meals for our Galveston County neighbors in need at the Lyceum of Galveston in a little over 3 hours! Another great packaging event! 150 volunteers from First Lutheran and Galveston County knocked it out of the park last Saturday. Also, thanks to the Galveston County Food […]
Over 51,000 meals (7,675 lbs.) were generated from the Feed Galveston project on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Ball High School for this year’s “Share Your Holidays Food Drive” for the Galveston County Food Bank! This is so, so exciting what – together!!! – has been accomplished this year! How generous everyone has been to […]
The Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation recently presented a check for $2,500 to organizers of the FeedGalveston project. Accepting on behalf of FeedGalveston was Rev. Richard Rhoades (center), Rotarian and Pastor, First Lutheran Church – event sponsor. Presenting the check were (from left) Rotarians and Foundation Board members Mike Guarino and Sally Byrum. […]
Listen to Rev. Rhoades and Mike Dudas from the Galveston Ball High School radio station KTOR: https://www.dropbox.com/home/Feed%20Galveston?preview=TS+20170622.mp3
Thanks to over 100 volunteers, we packaged 31,500 meals in 3 hours in The Lyceum on Saturday, May 13, 2017! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR TIME AND DONATION!
TYLER HENSON of Boy Scout Troop 123, has teamed up with FEED GALVESTON to do a packaging event on Saturday, March 4th, as his Eagle Scout project. The Troop and #FeedGalveston volunteers packaged 10,000 meals for Galveston County Food Bank and St. Vincent’s House Galveston and other food banks. A big THANK YOU to the […]
Thank you to Insurance Professionals of Galveston County for their recent donation!
Rotarian Richard Rhoades, Pastor, First Lutheran Church, Galveston – presented a program to the Rotary Club of Galveston at yesterday’s luncheon meeting about the serious problem facing many families and individuals in our county: HUNGER. Pastor Rhoades shared with the membership the success of First Lutheran’s recent Feed Galveston initiative and how this vital program […]
Thanks to all our volunteers on September 11, 2016! We packaged 20,800 meals for the hungry in Galveston County and delivered them to the Galveston County FOOD BANK, St. Vincent’s House, and Jesse Tree. Thank you!
Mary Bentz, President of Galveston Kiwanis, presents Rev. Richard Rhoades and George Black with a $500 matching grant to support the #FeedGalveston project on September 11. 20,000+ meals will be packaged to distribute to food banks in Galveston. Kiwanians and Congregants and other volunteers will package the meals. Volunteers are invited to participate. Call 409-762-8477 […]
THANK YOU to all who helped package the 10,200 servings of mac & cheese and red beans & rice! Your effort will help to feed families and individuals who struggle with food security in our county! This is part of our response to the Gospel call to feed the hungry! This is part of what […]
Food Insecurity and HungerFood insecurity is defined as “families who are unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.” (Source: Feeding Texas) Hunger is defined as “the uneasy or painful sensation caused by a lack of food.” (Source: Food, Research, and Action Center - FRAC)
- Hunger is the world’s number one health risk. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
- Approximately 35.5 million Americans are food insecure (Source: Feeding America)
- Texas has 1.3 million food insecure households (more than 3 million people) which is the third highest in the Nation. (Source: United States Department of Agriculture)
- Texas has the seventh-highest rate of hunger at 5.1% of households in the United States.
- 18.1% of people are food insecure. (53,460 individuals)
- 24.9 % of children live in these same homes (18,390 children)
You CAN Help Feed The Hungry in Galveston County!
Volunteer or Donate!
$1 = 4 Meals
God's Work. Our Hands.
What Can You Do?
Donate – Serve – Receive
25 cents feeds a child, $1 feels a family of 4. Money raised turns into people fed. Donations of all sizes help feed our hungry neighbors!
At an average of 160 meals packaged per hour, we need hands to make this happen!
Once packaged, the meals are given to local food banks serving Galveston County for no charge!
By partnering with End Hunger NE and Outreach, we can provide nutritious meals for those who otherwise will go hungry. And, by partnering with the local food banks we are connected with a systematic process that gets food to those who need it most.
Partnering – we can make a difference!
God’s love in Jesus Christ empowers us to serve God by serving our neighbors. The Feed Galveston ministry is one way we can meaningfully serve our neighbors. It is ‘God’s Work’ through ‘Our Hands.’ And, it is our hope for the hungry to be fed, yet even more we hope to build lasting relationships as we serve our neighbors and walk together sharing the love God has for all.
Rev. Richard Rhoades, First Lutheran Church of Galveston