Texas Second Chance

Giving Inmates a Second Chance At Community

The inmate program, Texas Second Chance is a partnership between the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Texas Food Banks. The program is designed to give inmates a “second chance” for offenders to develop job skills and give back to the community. Inmates from the Larry Gist State Jail volunteer at the Food Bank during the work week, assisting in all areas of our distribution process – sorting, sanitizing and packing donations prior to delivery to agencies. They also assist in shipping and receiving in the warehouse as well as other general duties which require physical labor.