Backpack Buddy Program at the Houston Food Bank

If you’ve followed us or worked with us for any period of time, then you know that community involvement is near and dear to the hearts of Ameritex Movers. One of our valued community partners is the Houston Food Bank, who we have been working with since 2014.

The Houston Food Bank is the largest hunger relief agency in the country! Its mission is to help alleviate hunger in southeast Texas.

The Backpack Buddy Program is one of the Food Bank’s most popular programs. It provides backpacks full of fruits, veggies, proteins, milk, and cereal to students at local schools. Containing six complete meals, the backpacks contain a stable source of food for children and their families.

When schools sign up to participate in the program, the Food Bank needs a way to deliver the bags of food to the schools. That’s where Ameritex comes in.

Every week, Ameritex trucks arrive at the Food Bank to pick up boxes of food to bring to schools in the Backpack Buddy program. Each year, Ameritex delivers anywhere from 10,000-15,000 backpacks.

“At the end of the day, that’s what we’re here for — to help each other out,” said Fernando Fuentes, a driver for Ameritex Movers.

To donate to the Backpack Buddy program, visit the Houston Food Bank’s website here:

If you have any partnership opportunities to further the Ameritex mission of improving the Houston community, please reach out to our team. We would love to find out how we can get involved.

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