Local Infant formula for Emergencies (LIFE)/Houston operates Food for Hungry Babies, an emergency formula assistance program.
Founded in 1988, LIFE/Houston is a result of the combined efforts of Marion Knight and the leadership of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.
Mission and Vision -
Combat Food Insecurity
Our mission is to provide emergency formula and food for hungry babies and information about proper infant nutrition.
Our vision is to meet the nutritional needs of hungry babies in the Greater Houston area.
Child poverty is significantly higher in Texas than most other states in the nation. The amount of children under the age of five years old suffering in poverty is particularly large.
Food security enables families to not live in hunger or in fear of starvation. Food insecurity threatens the health and well-being of families and is an increasing problem for households with low to moderate incomes.
LIFE/Houston Makes a Difference
The work of LIFE/Houston makes a difference at a critical time for infants and families because:
The brain grows more in the first two years of life than at any other time.
Inadequate nutrition during early childhood can impede brain development and have lasting effects on a child's ability to learn.
Baby formula and food are expensive. Few food pantries stock consistent supplies.
Read about the children and families we've helped. Please contact us to find out how you can help support the mission of LIFE/Houston. ('testimonials')