Keller Restaurants Helping Residents Who Can’t Cook – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
BASEMENT (CBSDFW.COM) – Houses in basements do not have clean water for cooking.
There is a lot of extra food in the restaurants that will soon be wasted.
It has led to a new idea that is going on Friday and Saturday.
From grilling to pizza, eight cellar restaurants serve free meals to families who find it difficult to prepare their own after winter storms.
“All I did was call that we needed help and they said I would be there,” said Bob Stephenson, who is one of the restaurant owners who come to the rescue to safely drink up basement tap water and to cook is
Hot meals will be distributed on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside of The Bowden.
Keller Chamber of Commerce directors such as Renee Cossman will assist with roadside distribution.
“The community comes together and we’re all helping each other, it could be a much worse situation, but we’re just very grateful for restaurants like this in a city that supports us,” said Cossman.
All food is cooked on grills.
The event will feed 1,700 families.
The owners of the restaurants involved say they have food from Valentine’s Day and will soon spoil on other days when they were closed so they are happy to give it away.
“One of the things we are trying to do today is to use whatever product we might lose on Valentine’s Day for some of the things the community would do today in providing hot meals,” said Stephenson.
Some local retailers have also thrown free groceries for free that don’t require cooking.