Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) held its annual Art for the Hungry event from March14-28 at Willowbrook Mall. The annual event kicks off NAM’s Survival Over the Summer food drive, which collects cash and non-perishable food items to stock NAM’s Food Pantry over the summer. The summer months are especially difficult for Neighbors in Need, since children are out of school and utility bills are high.
The event brought in 7,631 food items and $4,315 for NAM’s Food Pantry. These items and funds are eligible for a proportional match through The Feinstein Foundation. Six groups participated in this year’s build: National Charity League – Cypress Belles Chapter, Klein United Methodist Junior High Youth, National Charity League – Cypress Creek Chapter, Klein High School – Latin Club, National Art Honor Society Club and Asian American Club, National Charity League – Champions Chapter, and Plymouth United Church, UCC.
The winner of the People’s Choice award was National Charity League – Cypress Creek Chapter with their sculpture of “James and the Giant Peach.” This award is granted to the sculpture receiving the most donations. The winner of the Judges’ Choice award was Plymouth United Church, UCC. This award is granted by a panel of judges.
NAM’s Survival Over the Summer food drive continues through the end of April. To make a donation online, go to www.namonline.org, select “Special Projects”, and then choose “Survival Over the Summer Online Drive.”