Houston, Texas – PeopleFund, a community development financial institution and local nonprofit, announces a $3.9 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation to support the expansion of Meals on Wheels of Greater Houston as part of a $12 million project that will rehabilitate Interfaith’s existing facility. It will also support construction of a new office building to serve as the headquarters for Interfaith’s Meals on Wheels program and a state of the art distribution center that will increase annual meals served to as much as 3 million.
The new facility will allow for 10,000 seniors to be served on a daily basis, almost double those previously served. The revamped headquarters will accommodate 3,000 volunteers, and 145 employees, provide an onsite conference space, and support 600 refugees who settle in Houston each year.
“This is a wonderful project and PeopleFund is proud to join Interfaith, Chase, and other organizations commited to making this project a reality. The impact for the greater Houston area is enormous and we all look forward to the facility’s completion,” said PeopleFund President & CEO Gary Lindner.
“Chase is proud to support Interfaith Ministries and the expansion of its tremendously successful Meals on Wheels program which provides essential services to seniors in need,” said Wanda Clark, Vice President, Chase Community Development Banking.
For more information on PeopleFund, please visit peoplefund.org. For more information on Interfaith Ministries, please visit imgh.org.