In the city of Humble, where 60% of our families live, an alarming 20% of residents live below the poverty line, higher than both the county and the state and considerably higher than the nation as a whole. 35% of students attending Humble ISD qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Our 2017 Impact
- The Children’s Nutrition Festivals and Summer Nutrition Program were a great success as HAAM distributed a total of 3,261 supplemental Nutrition Packs to 1,410 families.
- HAAM ESL classes and Lone Star ESL classes are offered through our Education Department. Sixty nine individuals were enrolled in these classes.
- Financial Literacy classes are offered on various topics such as borrowing basics and saving. In 2017, 132 individuals participated in financial literacy education.
- 1,159 individuals were assisted in the Job Center.
- 329 individuals attended Job Fairs and/or Hiring Events.
- 92 resumes were written for clients.
Seasons of Sharing
- HAAM provided holiday meals to 1,356 families for a total of 5,134 individuals for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- 1,766 children received toys for Christmas.
HAAM served 601 individuals in collaboration with the following organizations in 2017:
- Christus Mobile Medical Unit
- Harris County Social Services
- Houston Food Bank
- Montgomery County Food Bank
- Lonestar Legal Aid
- Project Mammogram
- Walgreens Pharmacy
Food Stamp and Medical Assistance
- HAAM began a partnership with Interfaith Ministries For Greater Houston in April 2015. Through the Meals on Wheels program at Interfaith, HAAM volunteers delivered 12,000 meals to home bound seniors in our community. HAAM currently delivers hot meals to seniors on five routes in the Humble, Kingwood and Huffman areas.
- In partnership with ACAM and the Episcopal Health Foundation, HAAM assisted in the completion of more than 1,500 applications for state and federal benefits such as Food Stamps and Medicaid.
- In conjunction with The Montgomery County Food Bank, Lone Star College Kingwood provided food fairs that have benefited over 16,000 individuals and 4,400 families.
- HAAM in collaboration with the Houston Food Bank Nutrition Education Program will continue to provide monthly Nutrition classes for children and families. In 2016, 35 families participated in these classes which benefited over 71 individuals.
- HAAM in collaboration with the Houston Food Bank and Montgomery County Food Bank distributed fresh produce to 6,996 families and 29, 355 individuals in 2017. We will work with our Covenant Churches and other organizations to provide fresh produce to our community at various locations in 2018.
- The Food Pantry provided food to 8,131 families for a total of 29,318 duplicated individuals in 2017.