WEDNESDAY: Qatar Embassy joins Target Hunger in the ribbon cutting ceremony for a mobile food pantry to combat food insecurity
HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) officials from the Embassy of the State of Qatar will join Houston-based nonprofit Target Hunger on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 to unveil a new mobile pantry created by a $ 426,000 donation from Qatar Harvey Fund is made possible. The pantry is one of a number of projects supported by the $ 30 million government of Qatar’s relief efforts in partnership with the City of Houston and local nonprofits such as the Bob Woodruff Foundation, OneStar Foundation, Blue Triangle Community Center, and others.
The mobile pantry will expand Target Hunger’s existing service capacities beyond the five stationary pantries and significantly improve accessibility for local residents at a time when no more than one in four Houston children lives in households with food insecurity. Once in full rotation, the mobile unit will provide groceries for 600 local families each month and improve food security.
The opening ceremony, held at the Magnolia Multi-Service Center on the 7000 block of the Houston Capitol, will feature special guest speakers and local stakeholders from across the Houston, TX area.
Via the Embassy of the State of Qatar in the United States
The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, DC is home to Qatar’s diplomatic mission to the United States. The main purpose of the Embassy of Qatar is to highlight Qatar’s policies on regional issues, strengthen Qatari-US bilateral relations, and help Qatari citizens traveling or living in the US. The current Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States of America is His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani.
About goal hunger
Target Hunger, a United Way agency, is one of Houston’s largest non-profit organizations providing direct food aid to children, families and seniors at risk of hunger on a daily basis. Target Hunger’s mission is to alleviate hunger and its causes in the serviced neighborhoods of northeast Houston, including Denver Harbor, Fifth Ward, Kashmere Gardens, Magnolia Park, Manchester, North Forest, Settegast and many more. In 2020, Target Hunger distributed the equivalent of 2 million meals to almost 31,000 people. Learn more about Target Hunger at targethunger.org.
OneStar empowers the communities in Texas by creating ways for individuals and organizations to engage, connect, and accelerate their impact. We promote service and volunteering as effective solutions for the toughest social challenges in our country. We are recognized as the statewide voice for the Texas nonprofit sector and a respected partner by foundations, government agencies, and the business community. Born out of state government in 1974, we carry out our mission under the direction and guidance of the Office of the Texas Governor. Learn more at onestarfoundation.org.
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