In 2011 a local businessman, Rick Gatewood, was inspired to help those in our area during Thanksgiving. Rick contacted several other people in the area about assisting with this worthy project. Local individuals, businesses, churches, and schools quickly got involved and realized there was a need right here in our community.
On November 23, 2011, the first Families Feeding Families event took place at Christbridge Fellowship. Over 500 meals were served to those that attended. Meals were taken to local nursing homes and volunteers ate with the attendees. Free haircuts, face painting, and children's activities combined with goodie bags were a big hit!
Since Families Feeding Families' Inaugural event, each year has set a new record for attendance and people served. Outreach has been extended to homeless and elderly shut-ins. Participants are now able to receive a flu shot and get information on how to get help from local resource groups.
Families Feeding Families has become a holiday tradition for many families in our community and continues to grow year after year.
Debbie Carter, Director
Owner, Century Sign Builders
Paul Cheney, Director
Missions & Outreach Coordinator, Salem Lutheran Church
Holly Cook, Director
VP & Branch Manager, Stellar Bank
Angie Edwards, Director
Marketing Operations, Baker Hughes
Richard Gatewood, Director
Owner, Gatewood and Associates Commercial Real Estate
Camille Hamilton, Director
Owner, CMIT Solutions of NW Houston
Celia Hernandez, Director
Managing Director, America's Favorite Insurance