Food and Nutrition

Providing nutritious food to keep Neighbors healthy

Good food is essential to a healthy life. When you’re hungry or eating foods with little nutritional value, it affects everything—your energy, mood, physical health, and more. BakerRipley offers various programs to ensure Neighbors have the nutritious food they need to thrive. From food fairs to daily meals at our Senior Health and Wellness centers and early childhood programs, we put food on the table for hundreds of Neighbors daily.

Food Fairs

Good food for a Good Life!

Food Fairs are held every month at each of our five Community Centers, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank. To be eligible, Neighbors must meet income guidelines set by the Houston Food Bank and complete a registration form. Food is distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Each event typically serves between 120 and 300 families. Eligible families and individuals receive fresh produce, canned goods, and other non-perishable food, free of charge.

Food fairs are typically held on the dates below, but may change due to holidays and other circumstances. Please check your Community Center’s web page for updates, and bring a bag or cart to carry your groceries.

Senior Community Boxes

Serving Seniors

Adults age 60 and up may receive a commodity box every other month from the Houston Food Bank, free of charge. Boxes are distributed on a first-come first-served basis at our Pasadena Campus, Harbach Campus, and many of our Senior Health and Wellness Centers.

Seniors must register with the Houston Food Bank on the day of the event. Commodity Boxes typically follow our Events Calendar (click below to view), but please check with your location for times and updates.

Free Lunches

Breakfast and Lunch for Preschoolers

Head Start is a free, evidence-based education program for families of children from birth to age 5. As part of their daily programming, children receive breakfast, lunch and snacks, including formula for infants. 

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Breakfast and Lunch for Preschoolers

Congregate Lunch for Seniors

BakerRipley’s Senior Health and Wellness Centers serve a free lunch every day, funded by the Harris County Area Agency on Aging. During hurricane season, seniors also receive shelf stable meals to keep at home in case of a weather emergency.

 

 

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Congregate Lunch for Seniors

Common Market

Thanks to a partnership between BakerRipley and Common Market, families enrolled in our Head Start program as well as older adults at our Senior Health and Wellness Centers, receive  fresh produce monthly to enjoy at home. Common Market is a farm-to-table non-profit organization that works with local farmers to supply fresh produce.  

 

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