Target Hunger

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Hunger
  • Seniors


1260 Shotwell StreetHouston, TX 77020 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Target Hunger is to alleviate hunger and its root causes in the Houston neighborhoods we serve. Our vision is a Houston where no one goes hungry and everyone can provide food for themselves and their families.


Target Hunger serves thousands of vulnerable households whose residents suffer from food insecurity each month. In 2021, Target Hunger distributed the equivalent of over 1.3 million meals to children, families, and seniors to help alleviate hunger in Houston’s impoverished northeast and east region.

This distribution of nutritious food is accomplished through multiple food pantries, educational food fairs, an extensive home delivery program, summer break food programs for children, mobile distribution sites, a growing community partner program, and emergency food assistance.

Target Hunger’s Willie H. & Gladys R. Goffney Community Garden located in Kashmere Gardens and our Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Shotwell Garden located at our main warehouse that welcomes volunteer groups and produces thousands of pounds of fresh produce.

Our volunteers provide an invaluable service to our clients and organization. With several opportunities available, from assisting in our warehouse to working in our community gardens, we consistently seek outstanding individuals to help us carry out our mission to the community. We welcome anyone who wants to volunteer, including individuals, social groups, religious organizations, students, and corporations.


Would you recommend Target Hunger?
4 reviews Write a review
by Cameron L. (November 6, 2016)
I would recommend this organization because they are tackling an issue that is near and dear and I feel anyone who has time along with a desire to help, should help.
by Michelle G. (January 30, 2013)
Volunteering at Target Hunger has changed me as a person. It feels great to give back to the community. It made me realize that I need to be thankful for what I do have. I want to thank Target Hunger for making the process of my volunteering easy, helpful and a life changing experience.
by Gaye W. from Houston, TX (January 29, 2013)
Target Hunger is a great organization which serves its community and clients well. The staff is extremely friendly and well informed, and the volunteer opportunities are diverse. Working in the pantry with clients is an amazing experience. It's a great feeling to see who benefits directly from your service. You don't have to have a green thumb to work in the community gardens and will learn a lot about plants - enough to start your own garden! Target Hunger is a great place to volunteer. Sign up today!
by Adrienne A. (December 19, 2011)
Denise and the other volunteer leader is wonderful, but you are in the hot sun and an older lady who is employed there is rude/ yelling all day. Good experience, but could be better organized.

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