Sorting Out Hunger at the Houston Food Bank

The Portwall Warehouse of the Houston Food Bank on a Saturday is a lot like what I imagine Santa’s workshop must look like around Christmas time; music is blasting, boxes are flying, and every volunteer on the floor has a smile on their face.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, some employees from Green Mountain trekked to the Warehouse to help sort through donation boxes and assist where needed around the facility, drumming up excitement for the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® and the Food Bank’s brand new solar array, nearly fully installed.

In the sorting room, volunteers picked through the stream of donations to sort out items that will be distributed to the Food Bank’s member agencies that help feed 800,000 people each year. An abundance of nutritious foods and high-quality personal care items were grabbed out of cardboard boxes and placed into their respective plastic bins, which were then loaded onto the moving carousel and shipped off to the Warehouse.

By the end of the afternoon, we had helped assemble 11,165 meals for families in need.

We were thrilled to contribute, and were inspired by the positive energy shared by every volunteer on their floor doing their part and giving back to their community.

The Houston Food Bank utilizes volunteers six days a week, and volunteer support is critical to their mission. If you’re interested in helping out, you can visit their website to sign up for a volunteer slot.

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