Food Pantry Programs


Our mission is to live out a core principle of the Catholic Church to take care of the poor and respect the dignity of every individual and family served by our Food Pantry programs.

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Who Can Apply for Assistance

Due to limited resources, we are able to serve those who live in the following zip codes: 77014, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77068, 77069 and 77070, as well as registered members of Prince of Peace Catholic Community.

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Donate to Our Food Pantry

We are always in need of donations for our pantry.

Please consider donating online or bringing in food in our current needs list in our bulletin under the Mercy Ministry section here.

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Information for Those Needing Food Pantry Services

Curbside Food Orders

We are providing food assistance through a curbside service, by appointments only. All appointments are made online. Curbside food assistance appointments are available Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 1 pm and Friday, 10 am – 11:30 am

Due to limited resources, we are able to serve those who live in the following zip codes:  77014, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77068, 77069 and 77070, as well as registered members of Prince of Peace Catholic Community.

First time clients will be given one-time food assistance and information about enrolling our food program. Returning clients who are not enrolled in our Supplemental Food Program (SFP) will received and Emergency Overnight food provisions.

Click here sign-up for a curbside appointment

If you have any questions or problems with making an appointment, call 281-469-2687.

Supplemental Food Program

Supplemental Food Program (SFP): Clients must enroll and qualify for this program. Qualification periods are for 6 months: January through June and July through December. Early enrollment is one month prior to beginning of qualification period. All clients enrolled can receive two (2) complete food orders per month.  Clients must make appointments for curbside food pickup on-line.

To continue receiving curbside food without interruption, we need to receive the following documentation by June 15th or December 15th:

  • Photo identification for all adults in the household.
  • Two current proofs of residence for all adults in the household.
  • Identification & residence documentation for all minors in the household. This could include birth certificate, school record, Medicaid record, or shot record.
  • Proof of monthly income for the household for the last 60 days. This could include paystubs, retirement, SSD/SSI approval letter, SSI/SSD income statement, unemployment letter, Medicaid or food stamp approval letter, child support documentation, or IRS tax return.  If non-student members of the household over the age of 18 are not earning income, we need a signed Zero Income Affidavit.

These documents can be submitted via email to, or dropped off in the drop box outside the Mercy Center at 19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston TX 77070.

If documents are submitted after June 15th or December 15th, we will process your application in early January, but you will not be eligible to receive food in January.  If you have any questions, please contact the Mercy Center at 281-469-2687.

After-Hours Food Assistance

Emergency overnight food assistance is available for individuals seeking food when food pantry is closed (Monday, 8:30 am – 4 pm, Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 am – 10 am & 12 noon – 4 pm).

This assistance is available through the Mercy Center Receptionist. Information on our Supplemental Food Program (SFP) and curbside food pick-up program is provided, as well as information on other area food pantries.

Drive-Thru Food Distribution Days

We have our Drive-Thru Food Distribution Days on the 2nd Saturday of every month (except August) from 8-10 am in front of the Mercy Center.

There are no zip code restrictions. Only one food order per car.

For everyone’s safety, please follow traffic safety volunteer directions: Stay in your car and open your vehicle’s trunk so that we can load the groceries and produce.

Click here to learn more about our Drive-Thru Food Distribution Program.


Jeanne: “I sincerely want to say thank you. My heart is filled with tears as well as my eyes. I want you, your team, and those who donated to know my family can not thank Our Father enough for your kindness. God bless all of you. Thank you!”

Volunteer for Our Food Pantry Programs

Who Can Serve

Anyone 14 years old and older may volunteer and must be accompanied by an adult who has their Safe Environment and Food Handler’s certifications.

All volunteers must complete two training sessions (all online):

  1. Food Handler’s Certification
  2. Civil Rights Training

Adults 18 and up must complete Safe Environment training.

What Volunteers Do
  • Donate and collect nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper products, baby items, cleaning supplies, and reusable grocery bags
  • Hand out nonperishable and perishable food items and supplies to clients at the curbside pick-up line
  • Participate in special events and fundraisers that support the Food Pantry programs
When We Serve

Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 8:30-11:30 am.

Volunteers serve at least a 3-hour shift (either 9 am to 12 pm, 11 am to 2 pm, or 1-4 pm).

Why You Should Serve

By donating, collecting, and distributing non-perishable food items and supplies to the needy coming to the Prince of Peace Food Pantry, you would join a joyful community of compassionate and dedicated volunteers who serve close to 1,500 families and individuals in need each month.

Ways to Donate to the Food Pantry

Item Donations

We are always in need of nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper products, baby items, cleaning supplies, and reusable grocery bags. Please bring donations to the receiving door at the Mercy Center, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 12 noon.  Donations are also received at weekend Masses. Look for the wicker baskets or ask an usher for assistance with your donation.

We are unable to accept clothing, furniture, household items, and medical equipment/supplies. Thank you!

Gift Card Donations

We accept gift card donations from grocery stores, Walmart, Target, and Amazon.

Online Donations

Click here to donate money to our food pantry.

Required Safe Environment Training

If you are 18 years old and above, our archdiocese requires all adult volunteers to complete safe environment training.

This short one-hour online training teaches people how to create a secure and protected environment for everyone, especially children, by recognizing and preventing potential risks or harm.

Click here to register for Safe Environment Training.

Steps to Volunteer

Complete Safe Environment Training

All volunteers 18 and up are required by the archdiocese to complete Safe Environment Training.

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Complete Food Handler's Certification

Since you will be working with food and providing service to clients, we require Food Handler's Certification.

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Complete Civil Rights Training

Helps people understand the importance of treating everyone fairly, regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or other protected characteristics.

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Contact Us

Ana Garza-Ibarra (Bilingual)

Associate Director of Mercy Ministry

Manuela Rodriguez (Bilingual)

Mercy Ministry Receptionist

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me."
Matthew 25:35
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Call us during our office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 281.469.2686 or send us a message below.
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