In 1982 the Ministry had its humble beginnings by Sister Alice Louise Potts a Sister from St. Mary's of the Woods, Sisters of Devine Providence and Suzanne Garcia together began to provide cloths to those in need, "It became obvious that we needed at facility to work out of. Together we opened a modest Thrift Store and Social Service Agency. As donations arrived it enabled us to add food and additional social services." (Mrs. Garcia) Eventually, the Ministry became a partner with the Houston Food Bank and the Ministry was able to evolve to what it has become today.
Mission Statement for East End Social Services, Inc.:
At East End Social Services, our mission is to alleviate hunger and promote well-being in the Houston East End community by providing nutritious food and resources to those in need. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters dignity and respect for all individuals. Our goal is to empower our clients to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their overall quality of life. We are committed to collaborating with our partners, volunteers, and supporters to make a positive impact on the community we serve.