Outreach Program

Persons with disabilities and senior citizens are our most vulnerable population. The Galveston County Food Bank’s Homebound Nutritional Outreach program assists individuals who face food insecurity and are confined to their homes due to disability or health issues. Our home delivery program brings much needed food to these individuals who would otherwise go without.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements?

Individuals must be 60 years of age and older or disabled, meet TEFAP income guidelines, live in Galveston County, not able to access a pantry or mobile location to receive food.

How often does an eligible individual receive food?

The food box is delivered once a month.

How do I become a volunteer for this program?

Contact Kelly Boyer by email kelly@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org or by phone 409-945-4232 to receive the homebound volunteer packet.

What does the food box contain?

Each box contains roughly 25 pounds of nonperishable food items such as dry rice, dry pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soups or stews, oatmeal, cereal, shelf stable milk, shelf stable juice.

Who delivers the boxes of food?

The boxes of food are delivered to eligible individuals by volunteers. Every volunteer is screened and must clear a background check to participate in this program in efforts to ensure the safety of the recipients.

How do I apply for the homebound program?

Please complete the homebound application packet and follow the instructions on page 2.

Volunteer Opportunities with the Homebound Delivery Program

We have a monthly need for anyone who would like to have a consistent volunteer opportunity to take Homebound boxes for the elderly and disabled throughout Galveston County. This is a once a month volunteer opportunity and volunteers must complete a background check. Contact Kelly Boyer at Kelly@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org for more information.

Volunteer Testimonial

“Being a homebound volunteer for the Galveston County Food Bank has been fulfilling for myself but more so for the individuals I serve. They are so grateful for the box of food. One lady immediately took the fresh green beans out of the bag one day and starting cooking. I knew then that my simple act of transporting these boxes of food was appreciated and needed. My visit may be their only for that week or that month. When I’m leaving their home I always say, Have a good day and I’ll see you next month. One lady in particular always says “stay safe Ms. Veronica”. We have formed a friendship! More volunteers are needed. From pickup to delivery is less than an hour. Please consider signing up today. It’s very rewarding!”.

Veronica has been a volunteer with our homebound delivery program for over 3 1/2 years and has assisted in other areas as well.