More than 4,000 vehicles in Texas' largest city lined up in a mile-long caravan Saturday to receive donated food collected by the Houston Independent School District and the Houston Food Bank.
Residents in Houston lined up hours in advance to receive two weeks' worth of food at Harris County's NRG Stadium complex. Officials decided to open the food drive three hours early in order to relieve traffic and get ahead of oncoming thunderstorms.
As drivers approached the parking lot, volunteers placed bags of potatoes, meat, and milk in each vehicle. The volunteers distributed more than 3,000 food bags containing over 90,000 pounds of food.
The Houston Texans NFL franchise donated the space for the event, provided a catered lunch for all 120 workers, and gave each volunteer a $50 gift card to Exxon.