Thank you, students of Galveston Ball High for packaging over 50,000 meals on December 6, 2019 for the Holiday Food Drive!
In 2020, we packed a total of 100,000 meals. The first 50,000 meals were prepared September 12-16 with 14 volunteers per shift (2 shifts per day). This was our longest event and was a huge success, due to the dedication of the volunteers.
We also partnered with Ball High’s Share Your Holiday program to package another 50,000 meals with the help of teachers, students, and First Lutheran volunteers.
Our next event will be in the spring of 2021. More information is coming, but feel free to contact us now if you or your organization would like to help with this project.
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!
If you would like to help financially support the Feed Galveston mission to help feed the hungry in Galveston County, you may use the donation form as a guest by clicking the link below. Thank You!DONATE NOW
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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 […]
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