Port Houston partnered with the Houston Food Bank on a new community project called Keegan’s Kitchen Aug. 30, providing a total of 5,500 prepared meals to the Houston region.
The Houston Food Bank opened Keegan’s Kitchen in 2017 with the purpose of providing up to 20,000 nutritious meals each day to children around Houston. The prepared meals go to participating Kid's Cafe locations, which include elementary schools, community centers and local YMCAs.
Nearly 70 Port Houston employees worked two different shifts throughout the morning at the food bank. One group prepared individual meals in Keegan’s Kitchen, while the second group evaluated and sorted food, personal health and medical donations.
The Houston Food Bank hosts a number of programs specifically designed to engage and energize volunteers. In 2017, more than 50 Port Houston volunteers from across terminals created 3,500 backpacks filled with personal hygiene items for children who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“Not only does the Houston Food Bank do so much for our local neighbors, but they provide a meaningful and fun volunteer experience for our Port Houston team members,” said Garret Berg, assistant community relations manager for Port Houston. “Their impact on the community is through the help of many individuals, groups and companies.”