HOUSTON (November 28, 2023) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM)’s Meals on Wheels program will be distributing holiday gift bags to over 5,300 homebound seniors across the Greater Houston/Galveston area. These gifts may be the only presents some seniors receive. Each bag is filled with items often requested by Meals on Wheels recipients, such as warm socks and hats, toiletries, and games. Volunteers make homemade cards to add extra cheer. IM must raise $50,000 to cover the costs of these gifts for elderly neighbors.

Later this winter, IM will deliver a supply of shelf-stable meals in case icy weather disrupts its daily deliveries. This “Winter Meals” project is made possible by a generous grant of $25,000.00 from CenterPoint Energy.

“We are incredibly grateful to CenterPoint Energy for their generous grant, which allows us to ensure the safety and well-being of our homebound seniors this winter,” said Martin B. Cominsky, CEO of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. “The Meals on Wheels Winter Meals Project and the holiday gift bags are a testament to the power of collaboration and compassion in our community.”

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston remains committed to serving the needs of our community’s most vulnerable members. Through initiatives like the Meals on Wheels Winter Meals Project and the Holiday Gift Project, IM strives to make a positive impact in the lives of homebound seniors.

To contribute to the Holiday Gift Bags for seniors, please visit https://www.imgh.org/holiday-gift-bags/. For more information about Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and its programs, please visit www.imgh.org.


A United Way partner, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County which delivers more than 1.9 million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across four counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles thousands of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service, which establishes a positive and lasting impact on the Greater Houston community through organized service and leadership through Volunteer Houston and SERVE HOUSTON. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/.

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