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Houston Food Bank and AVID

C. E. King's School Market

Beginning November 19, 2022, AVID will partner with the Houston Food Bank and start participating in its School Market program. Our goal is to help low-income families have access to nutritional food. We will have a Mobile Unit every other Saturday of the month at C.E King from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Families can come in, sign up, and pick up their food. 

Mobile Unit 

The mobile unit is refrigerated to keep items cold during transport and during the event. The mobile units have ten-bay doors that can accommodate up to 10,000 pounds of food. Produce is placed in cartons, crates, and bags or Gaylords which are stacked on pallets. The mobile truck arrives an hour before the scheduled food distribution and is picked up at the end of the distribution time. Volunteers unload the product and sort any produce received; the produce is placed in bags provided and placed on tables for clients to choose from. Client visits are recorded using Link2Food. 

Houston Food Bank

One in five Southeast Texas children is considered food insecure, which means they don’t have consistent access to enough nutritious food. Children need nourishment for success—nourishment of body, mind, and spirit.

The School Market program was developed to improve access to nutritional foods for middle and high school students; a vulnerable population that can be difficult to serve as they outgrow programs like Kids Cafe and Backpack Buddy. School Markets are located on the grounds of a school with set distribution schedules.

A key feature of School Markets is that they are staffed by students who receive training on how to set up products, restock and clean up the area after distributions. Besides being an opportunity for practiced leadership for student volunteers, School Markets provide critical nutrition to older children, resulting in better grades, improved attendance, and a healthier community.

Non-Discrimination Statement 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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