Donations & Food Drives
Giving for the Greatest Need
Whether helping those impacted by storms, COVID-19 or other types of financial crisis, your gift helps individuals and families in need. Living paycheck to paycheck, the working poor are the most vulnerable in disaster situations. CCSC welcomes your help to assist those in need and to serve more and serve better in our new facility.
How You Can Support the CCSC Food Pantries
Many of our neighbors are facing hunger and food insecurity due to pandemic-related sickness and lost wages, rising grocery prices or other unexpected crises. CCSC is grateful to be able to provide them with basic necessities. Your donations truly help—every single bag, box or canned item makes a big difference.
How to Donate Food
Please drop a bag (or more) of groceries at either of our locations:
3434 Branard St. (77027)
Accepts donations Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon
*Note that donations are received at our warehouse on the west side of campus (accessed from Marquart Street)
6856 Bellaire Blvd. (77074)
Accepts donations Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon
*Note that this pantry is located on the campus of Gethsemane campus of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Go to the east side of the church campus (the same side as KIPP: CONNECT) and look for blue double doors on the building closest to the athletic field.
Here’s What Will Help the Most
MOST NEEDED FOOD PANTRY ITEMS:
Boxed dry cereal
Canned tuna or chicken
Canned fruit (all types)
Canned vegetables (all types)
Ready-to-eat food (cereal bars, Vienna sausage, etc.)
OTHER REQUESTED ITEMS:
Baby food or formula
Dry pasta/macaroni and cheese
Dry beans (1- or 2-pound bags)
Dry rice (1- or 2-pound bags)
Diapers (sizes 5 and 6)
Thank you for your generous support!
How to Organize a Food Drive
for CCSC in 3 Easy Steps
CCSC runs two food pantries and is always grateful for donated items to help our neighbors in need. Food drives—no matter how large or small—are a great way to contribute to our mission AND help stretch CCSC’s budget.
- Engage others, as desired. These flyers might help you promote the effort:
- Go shopping!
- Bring donated items to:
3434 Branard St. (note that the warehouse/donation entrance is accessed on Marquart Street on the west side of the building)
Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Or by appointment
Related Facts About Hunger
In 2019, CCSC provided over 8,300 food packages to families in need. In 2020 and 2021, we provided over 25,000 food packages per year as our community struggled with lost jobs and wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises.
According to a 2019 USDA report, 13%—about 1 in 7 Texans—struggle to avoid hunger. Texas is one of just 11 states with higher food insecurity than the national average. Hunger has significantly increased due to the pandemic and economic downturn.
Contact CCSC for More Information
Karen Holloman, Program Director-Basic Needs/Children
713-961-3993, ext. 310