28,000 meals distributed as part of Rockets, Second Servings food distribution event

The Houston Rockets teamed up with Second Servings of Houston to announce a drive-thru food distribution that will be held outside of the Toyota Center Thursday.

HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets and Second Servings teamed up Thursday to give out thousands of free meals at the Toyota Center.

“I personally think the way that it’s prepared and the things that they’re doing to help the community is a blessing,” said Nina Daniels, who was picking up food for an elderly neighbor. “They’re helping us and I’m helping her.”

The Rockets and Second Servings were distributing 28,000 take-home, chef-prepared meals.

“It’s all hearty comfort food, delicious meals,” said Kristen Torrez, of Second Servings.

Each box contains eight meals and each car gets two boxes -- 16 meals for every family, plus milk, chips, cookies and packaged salads.

“We know how much need there is in Houston, so we just wanted to be able to step up to be able to provide for Houstonians in need,” said Torrez.

Alma Bailey was taking food to her family and elderly neighbors.

“You’d be surprised at the needs of people and for them to do this is just a blessing,” said Bailey. “I give to them also and she was telling me last week, she said, ‘Alma, I really appreciate it.’ I said, ’No problem. We’re all in this together.’”

The food distribution was set at noon Thursday.

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