HOUSTON (April 16, 2021) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) is pleased to partner with Kids Meals to prepare an additional 2,500 families in our community for natural disasters with a supply of emergency food.

Thanks to a grant from The Hearst Foundations, Interfaith Ministries is able to expand its services this year to help the most vulnerable in the Greater Houston area. The partnerships with Kids Meals, called Emergency Meals, is just one new endeavor made possible by the grant.

On April 14, Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels program delivered a supply of 2,500 shelf-stable meal boxes to families served by Kids Meals in preparation for spring flooding and summer hurricane season. This is above and beyond the nearly 5,000 homebound seniors served daily by Meals on Wheels. The meals included information about the Meals on Wheels program for each family.

“A number of children served by Kids Meals live with their grandparents,” explains Interfaith Ministries President and CEO Martin B. Cominsky. “The Emergency Meals partnership will not only help prepare these families for storm season, but will let them know that Meals on Wheels is available to them.”

The food delivery and community outreach project helps children, families and seniors across Greater Houston, at a time when resources are especially stretched due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recovery from Winter Storm Uri.

The mission of Kids‘ Meals is to end childhood hunger in Houston by delivering free healthy meals, year-round to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration provide their families with resources to end the cycle of poverty.

The mission of the Hearst Foundations is to identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States can build healthy, productive and satisfying lives.

To support the work of Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels visit www.imgh.org/donate/meals.