Justin Reid (center) with Kids' Meals Houston board members, L to R: Jim Braniff III, Wyatt Hogan, Nick Neblett, Lara Bell, Carol Olson, and Chase Robison.

ONE HOUSTON ORGANIZATION HAS REACHED A MAJOR MILESTONE: Kids’ Meals has successfully delivered over 1.2 million free, healthy meals to hungry children in a one-year time period with the help of more than 23,000 volunteers.

To celebrate this amazing achievement, Houston Texans’ star safety Justin Reid spoke to major donors at the Kids’ Meals Hunger Hero Brown Bag event on Tuesday, Feb 18, with tasty food donated by Snooze, an A.M. Eatery.

Reid autographs Texans merch for local kids at the Feb. 18 event.

The event also served as a hard-hat tour for the nonprofit's brand-new expansion of 13,500 square-feet of adjacent office and warehouse space. The bigger digs will be used to make more meals, facilitate additional volunteer opportunities, fill 200,000 family grocery bags, and serve as both a conference and education suite and space for client services.

“There is absolutely no reason a child should go hungry,” said Kids’ Meals Executive Director Beth Harp. “We can end the epidemic of childhood hunger in Houston and we have spent the last 13 years developing the model to do just that. We are thankful for these donors who led the charge in 2019 and we are excited to deliver 1.2 million free, healthy meals this year.”

To learn more about Kids’ Meals and ending childhood hunger in Houston, visit kidsmealsinc.org.

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