Covid-19 Update

All programs and onsite client choice food pantries at the Gano and Joy Mission Centers are suspended until further notice.  Homeless meals at Gano and homebound food deliveries through both centers will continue as normal.  In addition, our staff at both centers are providing food distribution to senior adults and families involved in our programs who need emergency assistance.  Please call the appropriate center and leave a message with your contact information or email if you need help.  We will respond as soon as we can.
We are praying for you, our country and our leaders during this difficult time of uncertainty.  If you would like us to pray for you please email your prayer request to  We know God is in control and it is in Him that we will find the comfort and strength to persevere. Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”  (Isaiah 41:10)

Helpful Resources:

Texans who are in need of social services in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak can dial ☎️ 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905 and select option 6. There you will find information and referrals for testing, community clinics, unemployment benefits and more. You can also dial 2-1-1 to find information about local community resources such as financial assistance for utilities or rent and food pantries, housing assistance, crisis counseling, utility payment assistance, and senior services.

Houston Food Bank’s map of where food pantries are located:  CLICK HERE

Apply for unemployment benefits if your job has closed, hours have been reduced, or you have been laid off due to Covid-19: CLICK HERE

Testing sites for people experiencing Covid-19 symptoms:  CLICK HERE

For individuals who do not have access to healthcare, Harris County has established a call center: “Ask My Nurse”.  Call 713-634-1110 from 9AM to 7PM, seven days a week.

Curbside Meal Program for Youth Ages 1-18 – Monday through Friday from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  Child must be present in car to receive lunch and snack:  CLICK HERE

Help finding breakfast and lunch at school sites for children under 18 anywhere in Texas: CLICK HERE

WHAM (West Houston Assistance Ministries) – Food Pantry, Rental Assistance, Utility Bills and Employment Services – (713)780-2727:  CLICK HERE

Heights Interfaith Ministries – Food Pantry and Baby Items – (713)861-6155:  CLICK HERE

Wesley Community Center – Food Pantry – (832)305-2562:  CLICK HERE

Joseph House Community Outreach Center – Food Pantry – (713)523-5958:  CLICK HERE