When the event is called "Crawdads for 'Merica" you really can not say go to being a participant. We add to that it was an event to help raise money for Veterans organizations, and it was a no brainer. Although the crawdads were handled by other expert hands, the truck was tasked in feeding those who do not usually have crawdads on their menus. So, Burgers and hot dogs it is, and we surely know how to get those out!
We thank all the participating groups who invited us out, and especially thank those veterans who served for us.
The day dawned with a coolness of the air, and bright blue skies, and that was just the kind of day we needed as we traveled into Houston at St. John the Divine, and there spring festival known as Seersucker Sunday. We served a record number of meals out of the truck. Over 500 meals in just over 2 hours. Gumbo and the salad with salmon were the two big hits, both of which were test kitchen items!
They posted a great article about the day, and about the truck, which can be found here.
We were back at Tamarac Park for an Easter dinner. We were not sure how large the crowd would be, but it was definitely more than we could have asked or imagined. It was great! We tried out a new recipe of chicken pot pie, and it seemed to go over really well.
Trinity Episcopal, The Woodlands,is one of the major sponsors of the truck, so it was so good for us to go and be with them on Good Friday. We were able to do a simple meal of beans and rice, quesadillas, or a salad for those people who attended the noon day service, and for a number of people who walked over from the neighboring park.
Thanks again to all of volunteers, for making the day so successful.
We are thankful that our local newspaper, that is delivered to thousands of mailboxes each month allowed us to be the featured non-profit this month.
You can read the full article here!
This is our third time to come to Laundry Love, and we are finally getting our feet underneath us for this behemoth of an event. The volunteers were on point as always, and they really made sure that we are running smoothly the entire event.
Our food pantry was also going strong at this event, and we gave out not only fresh fruit, vegetables and bread, but also many personal hygiene items.
We were thrilled to be invited to come back down to St. Luke the Evangelist, with college students from Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. The weather was much better for us this weekend, and the numbers proved it!