HOUSTON (Jan. 20, 2016) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s (IM) popular event, the Best Friends Brunch, is set for Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main Street.

More than 200 guests and many of their four-legged friends will attend this annual event, which is the main source of funding for aniMeals on Wheels, a program that provides much-needed food for dogs and cats belonging to IM’s Meals on Wheels clients.

The brunch, which starts with a reception at 11:30 a.m., includes a pet fashion show/contest and silent auction. Guests will also be invited to purchase raffle tickets for a trip to Belize donated by Teena Davis of Pelican Reef Villas.

More than 570 homebound seniors are enrolled in IM’s aniMEALS on Wheels program. Each month, volunteers distribute more than 8,000 pounds of food to more than 1,200 pets, who provide valuable company and love to their senior companions. Studies show pets can enhance the lives of seniors, improving their physical and mental health, while reducing trips to the doctor.

Tickets for the Best Friends Brunch start at $150, and tables are still available for purchase. To join in the furry fun, go to Raffle tickets can also be purchased online.

To purchase tickets, or a table, contact Lily Young at 713-533-4965,

MEDIA NOTE: IM is hosting a media table at the brunch. To reserve a spot, members of the media are asked to contact Raequel Roberts at 713-533-4973.

A United Way agency, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service. IM provides four main services including Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston which delivers more than one million meals each year to seniors in Harris county; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston each year; Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response (ODPR) which facilitates communication on behalf of Houston’s faith communities during relief and recovery efforts and; Interfaith Relations which provides a safe harbor for greater Houston through its many interfaith programs and dialogue efforts. More information can be found at