Houston Food Bank: “Thank you for being here when we needed you the most!”


Selena & her son, Richard

Published in Houston Food Bank’s “Generous Helpings

As the mother of three teenage sons, Selena is frequently in awe of how much her boys eat. Her two youngest boys are in high school, and her oldest is studying auto mechanics in college.

Selena has worked hard as a psychiatric tech at a local hospital for over seven years, but raising her boys alone means her paychecks are stretched pretty thin. Sometimes she just can’t do it on her own, and she needs a little bit of help to keep her kids from going hungry.

That’s when Selena visits her neighborhood Houston Food Bank partner agency to load up on healthy groceries to feed her growing boys. She’s so grateful for the food she receives, and knows she couldn’t provide nutritious meals for her sons during a challenging time like this without the help of friends like you.

Having enough food to feed her boys keeps them growing strong. Selena’s 17-year-old son, Richard, is in his junior year in high school, and his favorite class is criminal justice. He’s an active teenager, and Selena is thankful that she can provide him and his brothers with the fuel they need to continue to lead healthy lives.

“It’s serving a need,” Selena says of the food pantry. “It helps a lot.”

Selena is grateful to generous donors like you who make the pantry an available resource your donations are welcomed at houstonfoodbank.org to her and other struggling families.

“Thank you for being here when we needed you the most!” she says.

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