INFO FOR CLIENTS
The EAC serves individuals and families in Harris County who need food and/or clothing. We do not offer financial assistance of any kind. To receive services from us, you will be asked to complete a short intake interview and provide required documents (document requirement list).
We serve approximately 30 clients Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Due to our limited hours, we only serve the first 30 people. Our doors open at 9:00 a.m. but getting here early makes it more likely that you will be served that day.
A line forms starting at approximately 8:15 a.m. for intake
interviews, and we stop the interviewing process no later than 11:30 a.m.
Our Clothing Center provides clothing for men, women and children. Each individual and family member is eligible for up to 2 outfits, shoes (when available), toiletries and underwear. Our clothing options are limited, and sometimes we may not have certain items like men's shoes or belts.
To use the Clothing Center, you will need to show a current photo ID and
complete the intake interview. Clients may return for clothing once every
2 months with no yearly limit.
Food Pantry Sack Grocery Program
Our Sack Grocery Program provides approximately 1 sack of groceries per family member. Groceries
may include canned meat, beans, vegetables, rice, powdered milk, soup,
tomato sauce, pasta, and baked goods such as bread and pastries. Some
non-food items such as laundry detergent, diapers and bar soap are also provided. Pantry items included are based upon availability.
Sack Grocery Program clients cannot be homeless. You will need to show
a current photo ID and either a current rental lease or gas, water or light bill in your
name and complete the intake interview. Clients may
return for groceries once every 2 months with no more than 8 visits in a 2
Our Lunch Program provides two meat sandwiches, two donuts, and fresh fruit (when available) to each person who comes to
our door between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and on Sundays between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. One lunch per person, please. Lunches are not given to friends and family members who are not present.
Books and Backpacks
Each year in March clients receive registration forms and return in April for the interview process. Distribution is in August. Each student will receive a quality backpack, grade appropriate school supplies and a school uniform. Supplies are limited and are available only to pre-registered clients. A photo ID for parents and a birth certificate for each child is required to register.