It has been 6 weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast of Texas. It seems like such a long time ago, but yet, it seems that I just blinked, and October was in full swing. The truck has been in constant use for the last few weeks, more so than we could ever expected.
We have moved into our long term strategy of helping out communities. We have chosen to really partner with two affected neighborhoods. We come on the same days every week, and have begun establishing relationships with those who live in the area. An example of this is in the community that we are working with in Conroe. We have been there for the last month, and have come to know many of the neighbors. This last Monday, four of the women who live there met us in the prep kitchen. They cooked for their community for four hours while Molly learned from them some of the intricacies of authentic Mexican cooking techniques. This partnership has been so beneficial for all of us, and is an example of us really becoming embedded within our community.
We will continue, at least through the month of October working with these two communities. This means that we will continue to serve over 1000 meals a week, as well as give out hundreds of pounds of perishables in our food pantries.
We are so very grateful for the continued support that we are getting. Our volunteers have been so great, and many of them are becoming like framily (friends and family) because they have been dedicating so much of their time to helping us feed our neighbors. We could not do it with out them.