Our partnership with the Houston Food Bank is an important element in our mission to be Champions for Youth. We are proud to partner through programming such as the Backpack Buddy and Kids Café, as well as through volunteerism with Texans staff. When the new Houston Food Bank opened in 2011, the Houston Texans Café became the place where all volunteers go to take breaks while volunteering. You will often encounter Texans players, Cheerleaders, staff and fans working side by side at the food bank packaging and sorting food.
The Houston Texans are proud to support the Kids Café program through the Houston Food Bank and Boys & Girls Club. Kids Café is a Houston Food Bank program that feeds kids all over the city, mostly in after-school programs such as those at the Boys & Girls Club. Each day through this program, kids are served fresh, hot meals. Many of these kids would not otherwise receive evening meals at home, making them eligible for the program. Food is packaged and cooked by Food Bank volunteers and chefs and delivered to the after-school site all free of charge for the kids and after-school program. The Houston Texans make sure to visit the Kids Café locations at the Boys & Girls Club multiple times per year, both in the fall and spring, bringing a little Texans spirit to this special program.