November 20, 2020

City of Houston Launches Restaurant and Meal Program Made Available by CARES Act Funding

City Council this week approved a $2.2 million relief program to assist local restaurants and provide meals to Houstonians impacted by COVID-19. 

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Task Force and Lemond Kitchen, a local catering company, will partner to lead 15 local restaurants and catering companies in the production and delivery of up to 20,000 meals per week, through the end of the year.

To qualify to be part of the program, both restaurants and meal recipients need to be located in one of 31 ZIP codes including the City’s Complete Communities and other neighborhoods that were identified by the H.E.R. Task Force this Spring based on CDC social vulnerability data.