Houston, TX – Deans Professional Services is partnering with the Houston Food Bank to provide food for the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide children with free or reduced-price meals throughout the summer. The food drive will begin on July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019. Donations are being accepted at Deans Professional Services’ corporate office.

The National School Lunch program offers 22 million free or reduced-priced meals throughout the school year. However, over the summer break, only 17% of those kids receive the same. This means that only 1 in 6 kids that has demonstrated a need for discounted food services have limited access to those needed resources and meal sites over the summer months. To aid in awareness and to help with this growing problem, DPS is hosting a food drive with the Houston Food Bank to support the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

Any items to be donated should be non-perishable items. The Houston Food Bank has emphasized a need for the following foods:

 •   Canned green vegetables (green beans, spinach, collard greens) no salt added

•   Canned tomatoes, no salt added

•   Canned beans, no salt added

•   Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, sardines

•   Canned fruits in water or juice

•   Whole grain pasta, quinoa, brown rice

•   Salt-free seasonings

Dean's Professional Services is a national and award-winning staffing solutions firm. DPS has been named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Houston consecutively since 2015, taking home elite award for Retention and Onboarding in 2019.  In 2017, DPS ranked on the Houston Fast 100, presented by the Houston Business Journal with 122% growth year over the year. In 2017, DPS Founder & President, Mrs. Jennifer Dean, was nominated for the Women Who Mean Business Award by the Houston Business Journal. Since 1999, Dean's Professional Services has ranked among the largest permanent placement, largest area temporary placement, largest minority owned, and the Fast 100 by the Houston Business Journal. In 2009, Dean's Professional Services became a Joint Commission Certified Health Care Staffing Service.

For more information about Dean's Professional Services visit www.deansprofessionalservices.com or call 713-785-7483 or 1-800-805-9318.