Houston chefs prepare thousands of meals for Harvey evacuees and relief workers

HOUSTON, Texas -- An unprecedented storm requires an unprecedented relief effort, and Houstonians have responded to the challenges brought by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey with gusto.

Powered by social media and the same spirit of generosity that's compelled so many Houstonians to donate money and supplies to relief efforts, Houston's culinary community is doing its part to feed both evacuees as well as the volunteers and first responders who are assisting them. Organized primarily through Facebook, they're supplying meals to shelters, hospitals, and police and fire stations across the Houston area.

Many donations have been organized through a Facebook group called Houston Service Industry for Harvey Relief, which was started by chef Richard Knight and his wife Carrie Jean Knight. Over the course of the past few days, the group has provided thousands of meals.

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