Here's how Entelligence is elevating the community

HOUSTON FOOD BANK BACKPACK BUDDY PROGRAM

One in four southeast Texas children are at-risk of hunger, which means they don’t have consistent access to enough nutritious food. Many of these children rely on school meals to provide breakfast and lunch during the school year. During breaks, such as weekends and holidays, many of these children go home to little or no meals. The Houston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program works to fill that gap by providing nutritious, child-friendly food for school children to take home over the weekend.

Through the Backpack Buddy program, the Houston Food Bank, works in partnership with participating schools, school district delivery sites, and other community partners, to ensure that the food sacks are distributed to children every Friday during the school year.

Entelligence is proud to support this program with a crowdsourced donation from our team. In true Entelligence style, our organization broke donations into two groups and competed to see who could bring in the most nonperishable food items. Our efforts resulted in hundreds of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for children in the Houston area.

If you’d like to support the Backpack Buddy Program you can make a monetary donation of any amount to the Houston Food Bank or donate healthy, nonperishable child-friendly food.

BARC

This quarter, our team donated their time to BARC; Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption facility. While at the BARC facilities, located at  3200 Carr Street, Houston TX 77026, we were able to assist in several area of the shelter. Some of our staff’s duties included prepped the operation room, prepared frozen treats, and packaged food for foster homes.

The consensus regarding the best part of the day was walking all of the large dogs. These animals spend a large part of their day in the kennel and rely on volunteers to take them out for exercise and play time. The overall experience was incredibly rewarding, and we cannot wait for our next visit to BARC!

In addition to sheltering and providing veterinary care to all animals brought to the shelter, BARC works diligently to place these animals in new homes. They collaborate and coordinate with our Houston Pet Rescue groups and through social media networks to cast the widest possible adoption net. They also provide intensive neo-natal and adult pet fostering programs, along with hands-on volunteer training classes and continuous workshops. For more information, please contact the following:

Pet Adoptions: barcadoptions@houstontx.gov
Volunteer Information: barcvolunteer@houstontx.gov 832.395.9031 or 832.395.9061
Rescue Group Information: barc.aid@houstontx.gov 832.395.9054
Foster Information: barcfoster@houstontx.gov