Life at Q

Houston Employees Help Feed Local Children in Need

ByJill Vitols

October 13, 2022

Houston employees recently rolled their sleeves up for two different events with Kids’ Meals to help feed local children in need. The team of 19 volunteers made sandwiches and bagged trail mix on the first shift, and a team of 24 volunteers bagged trail mix and packed 3,080 lunches on the second shift.Houston Kids Meals Group Photo“I love volunteering with Q,” said Melissa Olsen, who coordinated the event. “It helps me meet new people from my office and it's fun to work together for a good cause with my fellow volunteers. Kids Meals serves 1,500 preschoolers in Harris County per week and up to 3,000 during the summer. Some of the statistics about poverty in Houston are mind-blowing, including there are large areas in Houston without a single grocery store.”Houston Kids Meals TeamSince 2006, Kids’ Meals has been making and delivering free, healthy meals directly to the homes of hungry children. Since inception, they have given more than 10.3 million free meals to food insecure children in Harris County and Montgomery County.  Kids’ Meals is a first responder to children ages 5 and under facing debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty. Their mission is to end childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Greater Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration provide their families with resources to help end the cycle of poverty.