Brian Greene is President/CEO of the Houston Food Bank, America’s largest Feeding America food bank,
distributing 83 million nutritious meals through its network of 600 hunger relief programs in southeast
Texas. Greene has had a life-long interest in and concern for people in need, and has worked in hunger relief
for more than 29 years. Since taking top post at Houston Food Bank, Greene has led the organization to
unprecedented growth. In August 2011, HFB moved into its current home, a 308,000sf warehouse and
office facility, purchased and renovated thanks to a $55.6 million capital campaign. The new building is four
times larger than the previous and allows for more food distribution and more space for volunteers (up to
1,000 at a time!), upon which the food bank relies to fulfill its mission.
THE WELCOME MAT
I was amazed at how easy it was to become part of the community when we moved here. As a city where so many people came from somewhere else looking for opportunity, Houstonians are very welcoming.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
As parents of grade-school-age children, my wife Andrea and I Iove all the kid-friendly activities available here. One that exemplifies how “Houston does it better” is our Children’s Museum. It is so well thought out and executed. And adults enjoy it, too!
I love being surrounded by trees, especially during the heat of summer. Houston is stunningly green for a major city and far different from what people expect when they think of Texas.
OUR KIDS AREN’T IN A BUBBLE
What Professor Steve Klineberg lectures, we live. I am so proud to see our children growing up elbow to elbow with kids of all races, nationalities and religions,and not seeing anything remarkable about it.
A CITY OF BUILDERS
It is so much easier to make great things happen here than anywhere I know. Houstonians have a positive attitude about the future and will generously get behind good ideas to create that future. That fosters more ideas and more success.
It’s like the whole world comes to Houston and our businesses reach out to the world. That gives Houstonians experiences and perspectives you can’t get anywhere else in the U.S.