Interfaith Ministries receives key gift to allow Meals on Wheels facility expansion

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A new gift will allow Interfaith Ministries to continue to grow its Meals on Wheels service out of its campus at 3303 Main St., Houston. (Rendering courtesy Interfaith Ministries)

A new gift will allow Interfaith Ministries to continue to grow its Meals on Wheels service out of its campus at 3303 Main St., Houston. (Rendering courtesy Interfaith Ministries)

The Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Meals and More capital campaign has reached a milestone that will allow a facility renovation to move forward, the nonprofit announced Aug. 11.

“We are so blessed to have maintained and even expanded our Meals on Wheels services during the pandemic," President and CEO Martin B. Cominsky said in a news release.

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation made the closing gift after initially donating in fall 2019 to launch a challenge matching grant opportunity for Interfaith Ministries, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the foundation decided to provide the full funding amount.

The campaign began in summer 2018 when Interfaith Ministries acquired a building adjacent to its Midtown Houston campus, which opened in 2014. The facility would allow IM to expand its Meals on Wheels operation, which is already the largest in the state, delivering meals to nearly 5,000 homebound seniors, according to the nonprofit.

A renovation effort to prepare the building and reconfigure the space will be able to get underway this fall, Cominsky said.



Other lead donors include: Fred G. Marshall, in memory of his wife Linda; the Robert L. Cook Charitable Fund; the Clark and Charlene Thompson Foundation; the W.T. and Louise J. Moran Foundation; and The Elkins Foundation. PBK Architects, under the leadership of CEO Dan Boggio, is providing design services. Campus naming opportunities are still available, with funds supporting Meals on Wheels or Interfaith Ministries’ Maintenance and Growth Fund.