Houston Food Bank

Working to lead the fight against hunger in Houston.

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Our Community Kitchen class is only in their 3rd week of training and already winning awards! At the #EatBakeLove competition hosted by our team won "Best In Show" and "Crowd Favorite" for their tarts: lemon raspberry with meringue and lemon with white chocolate and pistachio.

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Showing extra #love to the transportation drivers that bring their food, our Kids Cafe sites made these adorable Food Bank trucks as a sweet gift! Now turned into a banner, the paper trucks are hanging in the transportation dept for all to enjoy.

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February is National Heart Health Month and the Nutrition Education Department is bringing you a delicious, healthy meal! This recipe is low in sodium and provides Vitamin B6 which is important for normal brain development and immune system health. We are making this recipe in the monthly senior classes and educating on the importance of a low sodium diet to reduce the risk of high blood pressure. This Italian Spaghetti Squash is a light alternative to traditional pasta and a fun winter vegetable to try out with your family! . . . .
Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
3 Tbsp sliced black olives
2 Tbsp dried basil .
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Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash and dry outside of squash, place whole on a baking sheet, and roast for 50 minutes. Let cool about 30 minutes, cut in half, and scoop out seeds with spoon and discard. Scrape the spaghetti squash flesh out with a fork to create the "spaghetti" and place in a large bowl. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are warmed through. Toss the spaghetti squash with the vegetables, mozzarella cheese, olives, and basil. Serve warm.
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Serving Size: 1 cup
Servings per recipe: 6
110 calories per serving
Post created for HFB by: @diet_by_dolly

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King Cake before gumbo? Don't mind if we do! 👑🍰#freshhou #mardigras #gumbo

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Let the good times roll! It's time for the Houston Food Bank's f.r.e.s.h. young professional's "3rd Annual Mardi Gras Gumbo Cook Off! #freshhou

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Six more weeks of winter means we can enjoy cozy, healthy soups for longer! Check out our latest "Healthy How To" video for Sweet Potato, Kale & White Bean Soup. #groundhogsday #heathy #nutrition

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Cheering on our Run For Food team members from our Hoopla Station during the @chevronhoustonmarathon. Team member Mbeke get the encouragement she needs as she passes by our station. #chevronmarathon #houmarathon #runhou #runhouston

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Looking forward to reaching new heights in 2018! Let's feed Houston!

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It's pretty obvious what the biggest event in 2017 was for the Houston Food Bank. Amazing support from around the world. 🌎 #bestnine2017

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Christmas came early for Houston Food Bank and our clients with a gift from @chevron! We received two new temperature-controlled mobile food pantries that will facilitate increased distribution of perishable items like meat, milk and produce to 19,000 people per month.

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Many thanks to sports broadcast and former NFL QB Sean Salisbury for donating 150 turkeys and hams to make Christmas more delicious for families visiting the Weekley Family YMCA. @theseansalisbury

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Proud and honored to have one of our Apple Corp Leaders, Tom Ashworth, featured as a Heroes of Houston by @shell. Watch Tom's full story, and discover more Heroes of Houston at shell.us/heroes #makethefuture

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Meet Kami. Even at a young age, he is learning all about money management. Kami saves money throughout the year and then donates a portion of his savings to charity. This week, we were the lucky recipients of his hard work. He donated a total of $142 with a big smile on his face.

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It's all about healthy produce! Our Nutrition Educators have been introducing produce from the Food Bank to classes and teach the participants how to prep and use the product right away. We think the adults of this Cooking Matters class at Jones Futures Academy approve!

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Always the people's champ, legendary Houston rapper @paulwallbaby along with his daughter were breakin' down the "wall" of hunger this week. Both gave it their all to help the Houston community alongside employees from @Spotify, Live Nation Urban and Samsung.

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Make smiling everyone's favorite by sending them a Holiday Card with Hope! Our cards are guaranteed to spread holiday cheer while providing hope to thousands. Orders yours TODAY (Dec 15) to ensure delivery by Christmas and Chanukah. Link in bio!

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Rudolph, with his nose so bright, has been guiding several of his friends to purchase Holiday Cards with Hope this season. They got their orders in before the December 15 deadline so everything will be delivered by their busiest day of the year. Link in bio!

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Instead of sending your loved one a plain cheese pizza, how about a cheerful Holiday Card with Hope? Your purchase will provide hope and meals to thousands! Check out the link in our bio.

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Just like the Jelly of the Month Club, our Holiday Cards with Hope are a gift that keeps giving! Each $1 donated will provide 3 meals to someone in need. Get yours by December 15 and they will be delivered by Christmas and Chanukah. http://bit.ly/HolidayCards2017

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Now that Ralphie has his Red Ryder BB Gun, he spends his holidays dreaming of receiving a Holiday Card with Hope from the Houston Food Bank! Order yours by December 15 to ensure delivery by Christmas and Chanukah. Link in bio!

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Dancing with joy over all the donations we're receiving at Share Your Holidays! #syh2017

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Getting pallets of holiday boxes made at @abc13houston for Share Your Holidays. #syh2017

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Making the holidays bright and festive for all those visiting our food bank. Can you spot our signature green apple on the tree? 🍏

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"Watt" a great way to end a month of being thankful. Today, @houstontexans @jjwatt stopped by the Houston Food Bank to visit with volunteers and see his Harvey fundraising efforts in action. Thank you again, JJ, for allowing us to be one of the JJ Watt Foundation recipients to rebuild our great city!

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There are only a few hours left to triple your impact and make today #GivingFoodDay! Help us fill more holiday boxes full of nutritious food than ever before. OTC Global Holdings will triple your #GivingTuesday gift, up to $75,000. Donate through our link in bio!

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It's not too late to add this savory side dish to your Thanksgiving menu! This recipe brings together two inexpensive ingredients (potatoes and cabbage) in a traditional Irish colcannon.

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Looking forward to Thanksgiving but not the calories? Enjoy our guilt-free twist on a classic holiday dish!

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Nom Nom Nom! This little one from Nabor House Community is enjoying a nutritious meal provided by our Kids Cafe program. Did you know, in FY '17, 866,861 meals and 266,548 snacks were served to hungry children throughout HFB's Kids Cafe sites?

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Tasting delicious treats at the 9th Annual "Taste of the Texans" event where the Houston Food Bank is a recipient of the funds collected. Thanks again for the support @houstontexans @texanscare #texanscares

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Groot is guarding the "Canaxy" for the Houston Food Bank.

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