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Meet Tom and Shirley

Meet Tom and Shirley

2018-04-12T12:52:10-05:00October 6th, 2016|

At 92, Tom is one of our older Meals on Wheels recipients. He and his wife Shirley have been together almost 70 years. “I will never forget my first glimpse of Shirley,” says Tom, with a glint in his eye. “Out of the corner of my eye I saw her get into a green ’41 [...]

L’shanah Tovah

2017-01-27T18:50:45-06:00September 29th, 2016|

Jews around the world will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah from Sundown on October 2 to nightfall on October 3. Rosh Hashanah is celebrated as the Jewish New Year, the first day of Tishrei, the month that opens the autumn liturgical season. The celebration of Rosh Hashanah is rooted in the Bible. Leviticus 23:24 and Numbers [...]

Holy Week

2017-01-27T19:13:05-06:00March 21st, 2016|

This week is Holy Week in the Christian Calendar Beginning yesterday with Palm Sunday celebrating Jesus' triumphal entry in Jerusalem, events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will complete the narrative. Many churches celebrated Palm Sunday with a procession and with palms. Traditionally as well, these palms are supposed to be burned, and those ashes [...]

The power of Interfaith work in activism

2018-04-12T12:52:13-05:00February 1st, 2016|

In reflecting upon Black History Month, the interfaith/interreligious aspect of the struggle and the fight for civil rights can be overlooked. But the connection is there, and it is strong and easy to identify. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched from Selma to Montgomery. King was inspired by the idea of “soul force” and nonviolent resistance [...]

Interfaith Ministries Short on Pet Food for Seniors

2017-02-02T16:40:55-06:00December 15th, 2015|

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES SHORT ON PET FOOD FOR SENIORS HOUSTON (December 15, 2015) - Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) is asking the public’s help to fill its nearly empty shelves of pet food needed to feed the dogs and cats of homebound seniors. IM’s aniMeals on Wheels program was founded so seniors on its Meals [...]

Interfaith Ministries Short on Pet Food for Seniors

2017-02-02T16:41:04-06:00December 15th, 2015|

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES SHORT ON PET FOOD FOR SENIORS HOUSTON (December 15, 2015) - Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) is asking the public’s help to fill its nearly empty shelves of pet food needed to feed the dogs and cats of homebound seniors. IM’s aniMeals on Wheels program was founded so seniors on its Meals [...]

Refugee Family Spotlight: Meet Diodone and Lydia

2017-01-27T19:37:27-06:00November 18th, 2015|

 As a young child, Diodone attended school with hopes of becoming a doctor. Sadly, his dreams wouldn’t be realized. In early 1993, just as Burundi was beginning to rebuild after decades of civil war between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups, violent conflict erupted once again following the assassination of the nation’s Hutu president. In [...]

IM’s 15 Days of Thanksgiving- Geleta

2018-04-12T12:52:13-05:00November 12th, 2015|

 Geleta- IM's Refugee Services Assistant Director for Client Care and Outreach, is thankful for his health and the opportunity to help others get the resources they need to live a better life. Here at IM, we believe food is love. We want to share our favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you in hopes that you'll enjoy [...]

IM’s 15 Days of Thanksgiving- Henry

2018-04-12T12:52:13-05:00November 10th, 2015|

Henry- IM's Meals on Wheels Operations Manager is thankful for life this Thanksgiving. In his words, "Life is the best thing there is!"  Here at IM, we believe food is love. We want to share our favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you in hopes that you'll enjoy  them with your loved ones this holiday season. Henry's [...]

A First Thanksgiving in the U.S.

2018-04-12T12:52:13-05:00October 29th, 2015|

The Altanni Family. (From left, Abdulhakam, Falak, Muhammed, Adulmalak and Abrahim)  80 year-old Muhammed Altaani, his wife Falak, and three sons Abdulmalak, Abrahim, and Abdulhakam have spent the past year waiting to come to the United States. They sit in the office of their Interfaith Ministries’ caseworker, awaiting a welcoming orientation. The sound of light [...]