Fighting hunger in inner city Houston in Jesus’ name

Through our client-choice food pantries and emergency food assistance programs at our Gano and Joy Mission Centers we provide food assistance to over 30,000 people every year at no charge.

When a client comes to one of our sites, we are committed to showing love, grace and hospitality to ensure they have what is needed. In fact, for our homebound residents, we personally deliver groceries and provide encouragement to them regularly.

Serving Houston’s Northside and Greater East End through:

Client-choice pantries

Not everyone eats the same thing. We want to provide every person with the dignity to choose their own food items to take home, just like when you go to the supermarket.

Senior adult fellowships

Meals, special events and groceries

Homebound deliveries

Some people are not able to physically come to our pantries. That’s why we offer biweekly deliveries of groceries to senior adults and residents.

Homeless assistance

For those people without an address, we provide a weekly hot meal, to-go bag of food and toiletries, fresh clothing and the love of Jesus.

Snacks during kids and youth clubs

When kids and youth attend our afterschool programs, they get a special treat offered at the end.


Emergency food assistance

So much uncertainty surrounds times of disasters or pandemics. To help with that, our centers are transformed into emergency food distribution sites.

Special events

Throughout the year, we hold special outreach events for our community.

We follow the example of Jesus Christ in Matthew 25:35-36

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Here’s where and when our pantries are open.

Gano Mission Center

1815 Gano St, Houston, TX 77009
Tuesdays | 9:00-11:30 am, 1:00-2:30 pm

People living in the following zip codes may be eligible to receive food: 77008, 77009, 77022, 77026, 77028

(Call 713-227-1146 to make an appointment)

Joy Mission Center Pantry

7629 Avenue F, Houston, TX 77012
Tuesdays and Wednesdays | 9:00-11:30 am

People living in the following zip codes may be eligible to receive food: 77003, 77011, 77012, 77023, 77029, 77087

(Call 713-921-0197 to make an appointment)

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