One week before the food and toy distribution, organizers are asking the public for help in securing enough food and toys for 25,000 people.
HOUSTON – Houston Organizers Awesome Christmas Eve Party say the pandemic is increasing the need more than ever.
One week before the food and toy distribution, they are asking the public for help in obtaining enough food and toys for 25,000 people.
Rapper 50 Cent and his G-Unity foundation donated toys to the City Wide Club, the nonprofit that runs Super Feast.
“You do more, you give more,” said 50 Cent in a surprise appearance at a press conference Thursday morning. “They’ve already built the foundation for this community, so I was able to just do the collaboration, so you know it’s real as soon as you step into it.”
Professional sports teams and local leaders are also asking the public to help the association reach its goal of 100,000 toys.
Thursday morning, they had only covered 30% of the way.
“Please believe it from us, the men and women, the first responders who see the families starving, who see the children who have little hope this year, more than ever with little hope.” , said chef Art Acevedo of Houston. Police Department.
Like the Thanksgiving Super Feast 2020, the December 24 event will also be on the go. Families can walk or drive to the George R Brown Convention Center to get their food boxes and toys.
Mayor Sylvester Turner said many people cannot afford to cook the turkeys for the Thanksgiving gift. That’s why for the New Year’s Eve Super Feast, the city is teaming up with 17 restaurants to prepare take-out meals.
“It benefits our restaurants, it benefits the people who need it,” said Mayor Turner. “25,000 ready meals will be available on top of all the other things people can get on Christmas Eve. “
Those interested in helping can donate toys, bikes or non-perishable goods until 7 p.m. Thursday outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Polk and Lamar.
Donations can also be made later on citywideclub.com or by calling (713) 752-2582.
City Wide Club is also looking for volunteers for the Christmas Eve Super Feast.