Obtain Help

Still Helping

but with Changes because of COVID-19

                       NO walk-ins

For Food

Call 713-944-0093 for an appointment

9:30 am – 12:30 pm on

Tuesday mornings to pick up food on Wednesday morning

or Thursday mornings to pick up food on the following Monday morning

Also check the Mobile Pantry schedule below

If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact the Houston Food Bank emergency food pantry for an appointment 832-369-9390


For Finances

Call 713-944-0093  9:30 am – 12:30 pm on

Monday mornings or Wednesday mornings

Different funds are available at different times

SeAM Goes the Extra Mile for its Neighbors

“I was so desperate; I didn’t know where I’d get food for the children but SeAM cared and immediately helped.” Susan, age 29


“When I got out of the hospital my rent was overdue.  SeAM kept me from losing my apartment while I recovered from surgery.” David, age 75

SeAM Serves ZIP Codes

77587 in

South Houston

In Houston

77017, 77034,

77061, 77075,

77087, 77089

Gateway at Ellington

in 77598

FOOD ASSISTANCE - Nutritious food, including eggs, milk, meat, and fresh produce is provided to clients by the SeAM Food Pantry.  Please inform the staff of an special dietary accommodations at the earliest convenience.   Additionally, mobile Food Fairs are held on scheduled Saturdays at various SeAM partner sites.  Please refer to the schedule below.

HOUSEHOLD, HYGIENE, and INFANT CARE - personal care items are also provided through the Pantry operations as they are available .  Please indicate any need(s) when scheduling a pantry appointment.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - SeAM provides limited financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation and job related needs. Aid also is available for clients with urgent medical needs such as physician-written prescriptions and medical supplies and equipment.

CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANCE - Vouchers to the SeAM Thrift Store enable clients to obtain clothing, including garments suitable for work, shoes, bed linens, kitchen equipment and other household items.

COMMUNITY REFERRAL - SeAM maintains a large cooperative network with clinical, educational and other social service providers. Clients who need additional specialized forms of assistance are referred to appropriate resources at the time of initial interview.

Client Service Process

Due to COVID-19, rent and utility assistance interviews are temporarily being conducted via phone call and required documentation must be submitted by fax or email.  Each interview is conducted to identify the client's needs and determine how SeAM best can be of assistance.
 Identification Items Required at Each Visit
-Photo ID
-Social Security Numbers for all members of the household that have them
-Proof of address:  Lease or recent bill with person’s name and current address
-Proof of Income for everyone 18 yrs or older
-Pay, Vacate, Eviction Notice for rent or Disconnection Notice for utility
- Copies of pledges and/or receipts, as applicable

Mobile Pantries / Food Fairs distributing food during the pandemic


October 2021

Saturday, October 2, 8:00am, Iglesia Una Luz en tu Camino,
9045 Howard Dr., Houston 77017

Saturday, October 9, 8:00am, Meadowbrook Baptist Church,
8202 Howard Dr., Houston 77017

Saturday, October 16, 8:00am, Crossroads UMC,
10030 Scarsdale Blvd, Houston 77089

Saturday, October 23, 8:00am, Elim Church,
3200 S Richey., Houston 77017

Saturday, October 30, 8:00am, First Baptist Church South Houston,
315 Georgia, South Houston 77587


Other Food Fairs-Mobile Pantries in SeAM's area

Wednesdays, 10:00am, San Pablo/St. Paul Episcopal
7483 Park Place Blvd., Houston 77087


Other Pantries in SeAM's area

Pantry 9:00-12:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays  Bibleway Church
9022 Frey Rd., Houston, 77034