Pearland TX

Volunteers needed to help starving families

There’s nothing more satisfying than coming home after a hard day to a delicious dinner with family and for over 11 years, Pearland business owner, Tania Castillejos Monroy has helped families do just that through her meal-assembly company, Dream Dinners of Pearland.

Tania knows that sometimes it’s easy to forget that a lot of folks around the world—including in the Pearland community—don’t experience the luxury of a home cooked meal or even know where their next meal is coming from.

1013401_10151486334461938_730015148_nFor months, Tania has been fundraising and gathering volunteer’s to help with the 3rd annual food-packaging event called “Pearland Fights Hunger.” She hopes the campaign will bring together enough sponsors and volunteers to package at least 75,000 nutritious meals in just two hours to benefit families in need in Pearland and Haiti. As part of a nationwide initiative to end the fight against hunger, the meal-packing event is made possible through a partnership with a Dream Dinners non-profit organization called the Friends and Family Community Connection who organizes meal packaging to help reduce malnutrition locally and around the world.

Last year, the community came together and packed 60,000 meals.

If you like helping others, and you are looking for something to do Sunday afternoon, September 9th, show up at New Hope Church and lend a hand to help pack meals for hungry families.
The event will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Church at 3640 County Road 58, Manvel. For more information or to volunteer please contact Tania at 281-485-7304 or email

Donations can be made at



ABOUT DREAM DINNERS: Founded in 2002, Dream Dinners, Inc. helps busy moms get wholesome home-cooked meals on the dinner table. Guests choose from seasonal, rotating monthly menus and prepare the dinners in-store without the hassle of planning, shopping and chopping. Dream Dinners lays out the ingredients in an easy-to-follow format so guests can assemble a month’s worth of meals in about an hour. A pioneer and leader of the meal assembly industry with 86 retail locations in 24 states, Dream Dinners is on a mission to grow great kids, and believes good things happen when families come together at the dinner table. Learn more at

ABOUT FRIENDS AND FAMILY COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Friends & Family Community Connection (FFCC) is a community organization based in San Diego. It began in 1996 providing local support to families in need and has grown over the years to bring immediate and sustainable help to those across the country and overseas. The mission is to bring awareness, and provide volunteer opportunities for the community to come together to make a difference. International efforts focus in the areas of food, safe water, medical care, education and power. In the commitment to battle hunger, FFCC has packaged and distributed over 11 million non-perishable meals in the U.S. and abroad. For more information about FFCC and the Fight Against Hunger, visit




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