Program Provides Over 1,000 Meal Packs to Houston ISD Families

May 18, 2020

TEACH Executive Director Nory Angel, Constable Alan Rosen, TEACH Co-Founder Susan Sarofim, Donna Vallone, Marco, Tony Vallone, TEACH Board Chair David Sprague

 

2020 Dinner for Families Program
May 6, 8, 9, & 12, 2020, 1 – 4 p.m.
In partnership with Tony’s Restaurant
and the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office

Constable-Alan-Rosen-Precinct-One-LogoTony's Restaurant Logo


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Video credit: Harris Country Precinct One Constable’s Office – Office of Constable Alan Rosen

2020 Dinner for Families Program
May 6, 8, 9, & 12, 2020, 1 – 4 p.m.
In partnership with Tony’s Restaurant
and the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office

Constable-Alan-Rosen-Precinct-One-Logo

Tony's Restaurant Logo


Check out photos of the distribution on our Facebook page.

Video credit: Harris Country Precinct One Constable’s Office – Office of Constable Alan Rosen

DETAILS: TEACH, Tony’s Restaurant, and Constable Alan Rosen Team Up to Provide More Than 1,000 Family Dinners to Houston Children and Families

HOUSTON (May 6, 2020) – Cars started lining up at noon on May 6 as TEACH – To Educate all Children, Tony’s Restaurant, and Constable Alan Rosen partnered in an initiative to provide more than 1,000 family-style meals to students in need from TEACH-partnered Houston Independent schools.

Starting Wednesday, May 6, 225 family-style meals were made and distributed by TEACH and Tony’s staff at the Richmond Street restaurant, which is owned by the Vallone family, longtime Houston hospitality-industry leaders. Students and their families from Houston Independent School District schools where TEACH serves were invited to apply to pick up a packaged meal via curbside service from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day. Distribution of the family meals continued on May 8, 9 and 12.

“The important fact to remember is more than 90 percent of children attending HISD schools qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program. Just in the schools TEACH serves, that is more than 10,000 students,” said Susan Sarofim, Houston philanthropist and co-founder of TEACH, an independent nonprofit that creates safe, calm classroom environments. “Simply put, without school, many children are going without food. Therefore, TEACH and Tony’s joined in creating this community-based project with HISD to provide nutritious meals to as many of these children as we can. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated.”

The program was supported by Constable Alan Rosen and the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office. They provided safety, security, and traffic control services during meal pickups. “This is an important initiative during these challenging times, and I am proud to be a part of this effort to ensure families have enough to eat,” said Constable Rosen.

Each meal pack was designed to feed a family of four and included a roast chicken, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and dessert. In total, more than 1,000 dinner packages were distributed, feeding 4,000 meals to children and families in need. A donation of $40 covered costs to feed a family of four. If you missed the meal distribution but would like to support TEACH’s work in Houston schools, you may donate online or by emailing Ashley Dillard, TEACH’s Interim Director of Development.

Precinct One distributed masks and gloves at the event. As the Precinct One staff assisted with moving the cars, Erica Davis, the Director of Community Outreach, gathered names and distributed masks and gloves at the event. Along with Tony Vallone and his staff, helping place meals in the back of each vehicle were Susan Sarofim, Constable Alan Rosen, Assistant Chief Deputy Carl Shaw, TEACH Board Chair David Sprague, TEACH staff, and Nory Angel, TEACH Executive Director.

Thank You To Our Generous Donors

$25,000 +
The Sarofim Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999
Laurie and Tracy Krohn
Cornelia and Meredith Long

$1,000 – $9,999
Nancy Ames and Danny Ward
Robert Graham
Sippi and Ajay Khurana
Carol and Michael Linn
Paula Mischer
Denise Monteleone
Amy Pierce
Nicole Rose
Elizabeth and Alan Stein

$500 – $999
Denise Bush Bahr
Sandra and Barney Barrett
Mia and David Sprague
Burke Windham

Other Generous Donors
The Adler Foundation
Judy Allen
Nory Angel and Oleg Jolic
Robert Arriaga
Jeff Baker
Judith Barney
Adeeb Barqawi
Rasheeda Bernard
Bernadette Blanco
Merrie Bonnette
Kelly and Ben Buchanan
Debra Clark
Zenovia Crier
Ashley Dillard
Julie Dokell Cogan and John Cogan
Lorena Donnellan
Mary and Jim Dowe
Sandra Eastham
Jo Lynn and Gregg Falgout
Cassandra Fang
Sidney and Don Faust
Judy Feinstein
Cathleen Fishel
Alicia Freysinger
Roberto Garcia, Trucknation
Marilu Garza, Center for Pursuit
Sheryl Gussett
Laurie Hatfield
Courtney and Bo Hopson
Rosanne Karmes
Denise Kellison
Karen Key
Dong Kim
Eileen Lawal
Sherri Levin, Sherri Levin MD and Associates
Kelley Lubanko
Suzy McKenna
Kathy Mitchell
James Napier
Anne Neeson
Stephanie Perkins
Victoria Regan
Edna Renfrow
Ana Luisa Reyna
Heidi Rockecharlie
Rosemary Schatzman
Merry Schooley
Taiam and Billy Simmons
Marilyn Smith
Mark Sprague
Ileana and Michael Treviño
Betty and Jesse Tutor
Diana Untermeyer
Abby and Christopher Venegas
Maureen Walenter
Tracy Weeden
Ken Wells
Mary and Michael Yenik
Markeesha Zigbuo

Special Thanks

Tony’s Restaurant
Donna and Tony Vallone
Executive Chef Austin Waiter
General Manager Eric Pryor
Constable Alan Rosen
Harris County Precinct 1 Team
Richie Munguia

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Support TEACH

When you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon donates

Address

2900 Weslayan, Suite 375
Houston, TX, 77027

Email

info@toeducateallchildren.org

Phone

713.300.1097

Copyright © 2019 Knowledge Arts Foundation D/B/A To Educate All Children | Website by ASTOUNDZ