Houston Food Bank
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.Sacks for Hunger
As presenting sponsor of the Sacks for Hunger program, H-E-B donates $1,000 to the Houston Food Bank for every quarterback sack that the Texans record in the regular and post-season. During the 2013 season, the Texans and H-E-B raised $32,000 for the Houston Food Bank. This translates to 96,000 meals for hungry Houstonians.
The Texans Foundation sponsors this Food Bank program that provides backpacks full of healthy food weekly to students who would otherwise not have a meal on the weekends. Inside the backpacks, students also find inserts with health tips written by the Texans team nutritionist. An average of 27,000 bags, many stuffed by Texans volunteers, are distributed monthly to Houston youth.
Lady Texans Food Drive
During their annual food drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank, the wives and significant others of the Texans coaches and players collected 2,700 pounds of food and raised more than $1,000 at a local H-E-B. This donation provided 4,860 meals for deserving Houstonians during the holiday season.
The Souper Bowl of Caring is a national initiative that started in 1990 to mobilize youth and communities around the country to help fight hunger and poverty during the NFL’s Super Bowl weekend. In 2014, the Houston Texans Foundation contributed $10,000. Over 1,000 nonprofit groups, schools, churches and other community organizations collected over $1.82 million in cash and food items, which is the equivalent of over 2.5 million meals to feed our community.