UPDATED: Northwest Assistance Ministries relocates semimonthly food distribution site near IAH

The first food distribution event at the new location will take place Sept. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until supplies last. Food giveaways will take place twice per month thereafter. (Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries)
The first food distribution event at the new location will take place Sept. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until supplies last. Food giveaways will take place twice per month thereafter. (Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries)

The first food distribution event at the new location will take place Sept. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until supplies last. Food giveaways will take place twice per month thereafter. (Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries)

Updated 9:45 a.m. Sept. 22

The Northwest Assistance Ministries' neighborhood superfood site Sept. 22 has been canceled due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Beta, according to a news release from NAM. The site was set to open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

The next food giveaway will be on Oct. 13 at Ecopark-IAH, located at 16152 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston.

Original post published Sept. 18

Northwest Assistance Ministries will continue its semimonthly neighborhood super site food giveaways at a new location near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport beginning Sept. 22.


In partnership with the Houston Food Bank, NAM served nearly 5,000 families during its three food distribution events at Spring ISD's Planet Ford Stadium throughout August and September, according to a Sept. 17 news release. By relocating the site to Ecopark-IAH, 16152 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston, the nonprofit will be able to supply 3,000 families with 70 pounds of food in one day, the release states.

"We are excited to continue to host these food giveaways with the Houston Food Bank," NAM President and CEO Les Cave said in a statement. "No one should have to suffer from food insecurity, and moving to this new location will allow NAM to provide food to more families in our community."

The first food distribution event at the new location will take place Sept. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until supplies last. Food giveaways will take place twice per month thereafter.

According to the release, fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and nonperishable items will be distributed via a drive-thru system, and attendees are asked to wear a mask and stay in their vehicle.

Volunteers, who will be tasked with directing traffic and distributing food, will be required to wear face masks and gloves and have their temperature checked upon arrival for a shift. To inquire about volunteer opportunities, call 281-885-4604 or email volunteer@namonline.org.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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