Rockets partner with Second Servings for food donations to public

Houston Rockets mascot Clutch (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets mascot Clutch (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

The Houston Rockets have partnered with Second Servings for a food drive, which will be the second such event between the two parties.

The Houston Rockets have been no stranger to charitable events, as they’ve hosted blood drives, meal deliveries, and numerous food donations through Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta’s Taco Me Crazy food truck. The Rockets have consistently answered the call as it pertains to providing assistance to struggling families and/or those in need.

For that reason, the Rockets’ latest efforts should come as no surprise, as they are serving as a beacon of light in the Houston community yet again. The Rockets are teaming up with Second Servings of Houston for a drive-thru food distribution, which will be open to all Houstonians at no cost.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 8th and will take place across from the Toyota Center at 1317 Austin Street, which is the location of the LAZ Parking Lot. The event will be held from 10 AM to 12 PM, or until the supplies run out.

Rockets, Second Servings partner to help fight hunger

The program is titled “Dinner’s On Us”, and there will be frozen, chef-prepared, family-sized meals made available to the public, but those planning on attending must remain in their vehicles. The Houston Rockets and Second Servings are preparing to distribute 2,500 family-sized dinner boxes, or roughly 20,000 meals.

The drive-thru distribution will also provide families with assorted produce from Brothers Produce, along with bread loaves, which will be provided courtesy of Slow Dough Bread Company, in addition to Frito-Lay potato chips and KN95 protective masks.

The Rockets and Second Servings have previously partnered for a food drive, as they held a similar event on September 3rd, which yielded stellar results. The previous food donation served nearly 1,000 families and 28,000 meals.

Second Servings is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to fight hunger and remove waste in Houston by retrieving surplus food from businesses and implementing free same-day delivery to approved charitable meal sites. The organization was founded by Barbara Bronstein, who first discovered an inordinate amount of food going to waste, at banquet-like events.

Bronstein realized that food banks don’t accept prepared food donations, which prompted her to create Second Servings, which is the only perishable food rescue organization in the city of Houston.

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Kudos to Bronstein for having the passion to seek out an avenue to assist those in need, and kudos to the Houston Rockets and Second Servings for helping to fight hunger by providing meals to the public!