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City of Houston and partners distribute hot meals to Houstonians affected by the winter storm

HOUSTON – The City of Houston, in collaboration with CrowdSource Rescue, Operation BBQ Relief, the Salvation Army, Chair of Public Safety Council Member Abbie Kamin, and Council Member Amy Peck served hot meals on a first come first serve basis at Northwest Mall to provide food to those still impacted by last week’s Severe Winter Storm Uri. The distribution took place early Tuesday morning until supplies lasted.

“Last week’s historic winter storm left many families in the greater Houston area displaced and in need of additional assistance to recover,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Many families, through no fault of their own, have homes that are uninhabitable because of the damages from the arctic blast and therefore cannot cook meals to feed their loved ones.

The City of Houston proudly partnered with CrowdSource Rescue, Operation BBQ Relief, the Salvation Army, and the offices of Council Members Kamin and Peck to provide hot meals to thousands of Houstonians who are still recovering from the aftermath of the storm.

Operation BBQ Relief is a non-profit organization that provides hot meals to communities impacted by disasters and the first responders that are on the ground helping.

Meals will be distributed in a drive-thru manner on the south side of Northwest Mall located at 9500 Hempstead Rd. This will continue through Friday, February 26, 2021, as long as the weather permits.

CrowdSource Rescue and Houston Metro will also be delivering meals to the homes of seniors and people with disabilities. 

This is a continuation of a partnership with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities who worked with CrowdSource Rescue to reach out to people with disabilities to bring bottled water, food, and other necessities in the immediate aftermath of the Winter Storm.

This 24-hour operation is a city-wide effort and couldn’t happen without the support of CrowdSource Rescue, Operation BBQ Relief,  Mayor Sylvester Turner, Chair of Public Safety Council Member Abbie Kamin, District A Councilmember Amy Peck,  the Houston Police Department, The Salvation Army, Houston Metro, Houston Parks, and Recreation, and the Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities.


City of Houston | Media Release

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