The Citywide Club and volunteers have been working extra time to overcome a “dire” turkey scarcity, hovering meals costs and different challenges.
HOUSTON — An emergency turkey drive and a good Samaritan helped save the annual SUPER FEAST in downtown Houston guaranteeing a sizzling Thanksgiving meal for tens of hundreds of individuals.
The Citywide Club and volunteers have been working extra time to put together for the forty fourth annual Thanksgiving Day occasion. They’ve been dealing with a nationwide turkey scarcity, hovering meals costs and provide chain points.
“With inflation prices going up in the last year, two years almost, there is a greater need this year. We’re expecting to feed more than 20,000 families,” mentioned Alejandro Sandoval with Citywide Club.
Food can be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Organizers held an emergency turkey drive Monday with an help from the Houston Texans.
“It’s all about giving, you realize. Helping others, that’s the principle purpose, serving to others and ensuring they’ve a fantastic day like everybody else,” Texans rookie Kenyon Green mentioned.
The Texans Cheerleaders and mascot, Toro, had been additionally there to assist load up the turkeys, canned items and different donations dropped off on the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Things had been trying up till Tuesday morning once they obtained a “terrifying call.”
“There was a difficulty with an enormous delivery of turkeys in transit. Coming from Detroit, the delivery truck broke down on the highway making the turkeys undeliverable,” the Citywide Club mentioned.
The decided good Samaritan who offered these turkeys discovered extra in the Dallas space, they usually’ll arrive in Houston Tuesday afternoon.
The Super Feast Thursday on the GRB is open to anybody they usually supply “Sit ‘n Sup” meals or a “Grab ‘n Go” drive-thru.