The National Black United Front – Houston Chapter (NBUF) recently held its monthly “FEED the HOOD” initiative at their headquarters, located at 2428 Southmore Blvd., Houston, Texas 77004, this past Saturday.
The goal of “FEED the HOOD” is to help people meet their basic needs during these difficult economic times. The organization accepts monetary donations, along with non- perishable food items and toiletries from individuals and businesses in order to help support this self-help service project every month.
Food items and basic household supplies are distributed to those in need; FREE of charge. Distribution efforts concentrate on apartments located near the NBUF – Houston Chapter headquarters in Third Ward. “FEED the HOOD” served about 35 families on Saturday.
The NBUF – Houston Chapter prides itself on being a self-sufficient organization, having purchased their own building and paying it off without the support of corporate dollars; but rather raised monetary support from individual donors.
“ ‘FEED the HOOD’ is a national project of NBUF designed to serve basic needs of our community. It is our responsibility to take care of those in our community that are in need,” said NBUF National Chairman Kofi Taharka. “We can’t sit back and wait for corporate America, the government or elected officials to do for those who have immediate needs. The National Black United Front – Houston Chapter is committed to meeting the needs of the people in our community and we plan to do it every month.”
The “FEED the HOOD” initiative was launched by the NBUF – Houston Chapter in May 2013, and has already begun making an impact on the people in the Third Ward community of Houston.
Since 1980, NBUF and its various chapters have dealt with, most notably, quality education for Black children, police and Black community relations, electoral politics, women’s affairs, economic development, housing and international affairs.