COINS Foundation is delighted to have joined with Comfort Systems USA to enter into a partnership with the Houston Food Bank.
On June 1, volunteers from COINS and Comfort Systems USA travelled to the Houston Food Bank’s Keegan Kitchen and worked alongside H.E.A.R.T program students to prepare food for the Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans Café is a social enterprise operated by Houston Food Bank. The café provides training opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities through the H.E.A.R.T. program. H.E.A.R.T. interns learn job-related, daily living and socialisation skills. Texans Café also conducts a training program for adults who are struggling with unemployment and poverty.
COINS Foundation and Comfort Systems USA are contributing funding to help improve the infrastructure at Houston Food Bank Texans Café. The funding will enable the café to add hot meals to the current cold selection, which will significantly increase revenue from meals sold to event attendees and food bank volunteers.
Larry Sullivan, founder and chair of COINS Foundation and group chairman of COINS, said:
"We are pleased to contribute to the Houston Food Bank project in cooperation with our client Comfort Systems. We are hoping that this is the first of many projects where COINS is engaging with a client for a greater social good."
Brian Greene, Houston Food Bank’s president/ CEO explains:
“At Houston Food Bank, we know the importance of working together to build better communities and lives for our neighbours and we appreciate the support of COINS Foundation and Comfort Systems USA in these efforts. COINS not only helps those who build structures across the globe but also builds much needed support teams within the communities where they are located. By working with individuals at our Houston Texans Café, they are assisting in the development of interpersonal and working skills and young adults with intellectual disabilities that will benefit them in all areas of their lives.”
The Houston Food Bank, the largest in the U.S., is a solution to both hunger and food waste and was nationally recognised as Feeding America’sFood Bank of the Year in 2015. The Houston Food Bank distributes 83 million nutritious meals through its network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief charities in south-east Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.
Our aim at COINS Foundation is to use the power of business to create a better and more sustainable future and we will continue to work to influence other companies and organisations to do the same.