Since March 2014, GOFM has proudly accepted SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program--formerly known as food stamps) benefits at our markets. Galveston's Own Farmers' Market believes everyone deserves a connection to their food system & local agriculture, to become an integral part of their community & to feed their families fresh, wholesome & delicious foods. SNAP recipients get their money TRIPLED by shopping at GOFM. $15 in EBT = $45 to shop at the open-air farmers market OR online! From April- October, anyone using WIC benefits can receive FREE $30 vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from the open-air market!
SNAP, Fresh Bucks & WIC Vouchers Accepted!
Find our Online Market Here: GOFM To-Go (Online Market)
GOFM Fresh Boxes: GOFM’s FreshBox was our immediate response to an unmet hunger gap among Galveston families with school-aged children during the fallout of the Coronavirus crisis. A free parcel of local foods (valued between $30-40 retail) sourced from GOFM’s farmers & makers is delivered to the doorstep of local families (currently 25 homes.) If you or someone you know would like to join the FreshBox waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sewa International is a Hindu faith-based, humanitarian, nonprofit service organization registered under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3). We specialize in disaster relief and rehabilitation. Our development programs focus on family services; child, tribal and refugee welfare; women empowerment; health; and education. In addition to our work in the US, we have undertaken development projects in Colombia, Guyana, India, Kenya, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Sewa International is conducting a community food distribution drive in the parking space of West Oak Mall (behind Sewa Office) for all in need.
They will be hosting a food distribution drive will continue (every Saturday) up until Saturday, May 29th. The location will be different. Please see information posted weekly at https://www.facebook.com/sewahouston/
COVID-19 Helpline: 281-909-SEWA (7392)
Galveston County Food Bank provides monthly non-perishable food boxes for homebound residents 60 plus years and/or persons with disabilities, and weekly summertime Kidz Pacz for children qualifying for free/reduced school meals. All for no fee! The Galveston County Food Bank is developing a weekly food distribution site (Mobile Food Distribution Calendar) available only to the 409 non-profit partners delivering food to clients they have identified as "homebound" due to age, illness, undocumented status (fear), transportation issues, etc. Each agency will then be responsible for delivering the food to the homes of their clients. For more information please contact Kelly@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Galveston Island Meals on Wheels, Inc. (GIMOW) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to delivering hot, nutritious meals each weekday to qualifying homebound and elderly citizens of the City of Galveston. Each meal is delivered by community volunteers with kind words and a smile. For many recipients this may be the only contact they have with someone outside of their home on a regular basis. Galveston Island Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal – it’s a vital link for homebound residents and allows them to live more independently at home. Serving on current clients, no new clients. Galveston Island only.
The Feeding Texas network is the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas. Together with 21 member food banks, we reach over 5 million Texans annually with food and resources. We lead a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. The Feeding Texas network is the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas. The strength of Feeding Texas comes from the expanse of our 21 member food banks, representing diverse and unique communities across Texas— from small, rural communities to major metropolitan areas, from ranching and farming hubs, to technology meccas and industrial border towns.
La Cocina by Chef Mary Bass is delivering meals Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after 6 pm to Galveston County. These meals will include lots of local love and flair including ingredients sourced from local farmers and vendors around the county. Meals are $10 for a single southern portion and there is a $5 dessert option. The delivery fee is $10 and goes directly to the delivery driver. This is a great way to support our economy and neighbors while practicing social distancing to keep everyone safe!
La Cocina is also open for pick up Wednesday - Friday 12pm - 6pm and Saturdays 9am - 1pm. You can order ahead by texting Cynthia at 409-795-8963 and see the options here. If you would like to order a fabulous Chef Mary meal for *delivery only* please order online with this link
You can also order for someone else and we will deliver a ready to heat and eat meal right to their door! Just enter their address when placing your order online.
"We See people; not problems." The Jesse Tree is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that connects people with the health care, social services, and ministerial resources they need to rebuild their lives and uplift their spirits.
Weekly the Houston Food Bank delivers up to twenty tons of fresh fruits and vegetables to a Jesse Tree Food Fair site. We estimate that about 95% of those who come initially come seeking food. COVID19, Hurricanes, the downturn in the economy, rampant unemployment, and poverty have taken their toll so people in our county go without food daily.