the distribution of vaccines and food continues

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available and cases continue to decline, families still strive to get back to normal – not only through vaccinations, but also through food security, financial stability, and health. maintenance of mental health.

Cy-Fair’s non-profit and community organizations, such as Northwest Assistance Ministries and Cypress Assistance Ministries, work to fill the gaps of local families with food and financial assistance.

Food aid

Cypress Assistance Ministries, a non-profit organization for low-income families in need of assistance, seeks donations and volunteers to continue to provide for the needs of the local community, including financial donations and distribution assistance of food.

Residents who require assistance can come during walk-in hours from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday for assistance. Appointments are required for assistance Monday through Wednesday. CAM also provides food with no zip code restrictions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ID is required.

CAM now runs free health screenings in its pantry provided by the Spring Branch Community Center, including body mass index, blood pressure, weight and blood sugar. Patients can come from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CAM also accepts Operation Jobs clients in person, requiring that they register online or by calling 281-955-5895. Operation Jobs helps clients learn how to write their resumes, sign up for job leads, and get through an interview.

CAM is organizing a back-to-school campaign for students, demanding that new backpacks, school supplies, underwear and socks be given directly to students. CAM also needs financial donations to help clients with bills and food.

For more information, visit

Cy-Hope is a non-profit organization for the benefit of low income students of Cy-Fair ISD. Cy-Hope needs volunteers to pack food each month. For more information, visit

Cy-Hope also runs their Backpack Summer Feeding program at several Cy-Fair ISD locations. The locations, dates and times of the 2021 summer distributions are as follows:

Leonard Brautigam Center, 13102 Jones Rd. – Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 14 to July 26

Jersey Village High, 7600 Solomon St. – Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14 to August 1. 9

Cy Ridge High, 7900 Eldridge Pkwy. – Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 16 to July 28

Cy-Fair High, 22602 Northwest Freeway – Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14 to July 26

CyLife Church, 20611 Tuckerton Rd. – Wednesdays 10 am to 1 pm June 14 to August 1. 4

UMC Foundry, 8350 Jones Rd. – Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 14-Aug. 16

According to the distribution leaflet, a bag of non-perishable food will be provided to each family and stocks are limited at each location. For more information, contact Jennifer Palomo at [email protected] or call 713-466-4673.

Cy-Hope will also be handing out free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and back-to-school vaccines on July 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hope Chest Resale Market, 12015 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. Appointments can be made at, but appointments are also welcome. Identification is required and school vaccines are $ 14.

Cy-Fair Helping Hands, a non-profit organization dedicated to homeless and low-income communities, also provides food to families in the Cy-Fair area.

On Mondays, Thursdays, and the first and third Saturdays of the month, Cy-Fair Helping Hands accepts non-perishable food donations from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the back door of their office.

For more information, including how to donate, visit

Northwest Assistance Ministries, or NAM, serves hundreds of families in need per week through their on-site pantry with non-perishable and perishable foods and uses a drive-thru model.

NAM continues to accept applications for rent and mortgage assistance online at, as well as volunteers for their Meals on Wheels program for seniors in the area.

NAM provides food assistance Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its main building and accepts donations between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. NAM needs food and financial donations. Frozen meat, fruits and vegetables, canned goods and dried products are necessary for the pantry.

“The Northwest Assistance Departments have seen a steady increase in demands for rent and food aid,” said Brian Carr, NAM’s director of advancement.

The NAM Resale warehouse also accepts donations, such as furniture and appliances. The NAM Resale warehouse will accept donations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The NAM resale store at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd. Is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

NAM will host Moving Waters, providing showers for homeless clients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays at the NAM Harrell Family Opportunity Center.

NAM is located at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd. Northwest of Houston.

Financial aid

NAM has launched an online application process for rent and mortgage assistance, where applicants can submit all relevant documents without visiting the association.

Registration for the NAM Vocational and Learning Center fall classes began on June 14. To verify qualifications for a scholarship, call 281-885-4523. For more information, visit

Mental health assistance

Counseling sessions for shield carriers are being held through remote teletherapy sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit organization works with different financial situations to provide counseling for a variety of mental health issues, including grief, abuse, addictions, and relationship issues.

For more information and services and how to get involved, visit

Cy-Hope also offers in-person and telehealth counseling and speech therapy. In-person dates require clients to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wait in their cars until the date begins.

Cy-Hope will begin group counseling sessions on July 7, which can be viewed on the Cy-Hope counseling website.

To make an appointment, dial 713-466-1360. For more information, visit

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