In the wake of events from the recent Texas winter storm that left millions of people without power, heat or running water, Endress+Hauser’s Houston-area employees came together to select four local non-profit organizations to help with recovery efforts. The organization will make a donation of $2,500 to Kid's Meals, BakerRipley, the Houston Food Bank and the Beacon.
Kid’s Meals has been making and delivering free, healthy meals directly to homes of hungry children since 2006. Due to the winter storm, they experienced power outages that wiped out much of their food supply. It lost produce, meat, and cheese meant to supply 6,000 meals for hungry kids.
"Kids' Meals is filled with gratitude for the generosity of Endress+Hauser in helping us recover from the devastation of the winter storm,” said Beth Braniff Harp, CEO of Kids’ Meals. "Their investment will help us get back on the road delivering free, healthy meals to more than 6,400 hungry children in underserved neighborhoods every weekday. This donation will help deliver 1,250 meals. We are thankful for their devotion to hungry children and their thoughtfulness in supporting our critical mission to end childhood hunger."
BakerRipley has been committed to creating solutions that break the cycle of poverty for 113 years. It creates pathways of opportunity with resources, education and connections for emerging neighborhoods.
"BakerRipley exists to crush the inequities our community’s most vulnerable neighbors face every day, but especially in the wake of disaster," said David Haines, BakerRipley chief strategy and innovation officer. "On an annual basis we support more than half-a-million people through a portfolio of programs aimed at building disaster resilience and socio-economic mobility. Our efforts would not be possible without the commitment and support we receive from our partners and supporters. As the region battles through another crisis, this investment will further our efforts in helping the community recover."
The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank, serving 18 southeast Texas counties. In collaboration with 1,500 community partners, they provide assistance to thousands of people each week.
The Beacon provides not only a meal but it also meets the daily needs of hundreds of homeless men and women, while also empowering them with housing case management, program referrals and civil legal aid.