KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
November 19, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
With Thanksgiving just a week away, many Katy families are considering how to safely celebrate the holiday during a pandemic. Yet, others in our community are trying to figure out how to put a turkey on the table. See how you can help local groups bring Thanksgiving meals to families across our area.
Photo credit: Astor Farm to Market.
Katy Christian Ministries Helping Food Pantry Families
Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) is distributing turkeys as part of their “Turkey for Every Table” program. Last weekend, thanks to generous donations, the non-profit group was able to purchase 1,239 pounds of turkeys.
“These turkeys will go to feed families in our community that need help during these difficult times,” says their Facebook page.
KCM’s goal is to distribute 1,200 turkeys and/or hams to their food pantry families. However, they need support from the community to reach their goal. Donations start at $16, which covers the cost of one turkey.
To make a donation to the KCM “Turkey for Every Table” program, click here.
The KCM Food Pantry is located at 5506 1st Street in Old Katy. To register for assistance from KCM, call 281-391-9623 to make an appointment or click here for more information.
Astor Farm to Table Feeding Those in Need
This week, Astor Farm to Table opens in their new location (the old Pei Wei at 1590 South Mason Road). While the grand opening is exciting and something worth celebrating, owner Casey Castro is focusing on the needs of the community.
He and his restaurant are giving back to families in the Katy area in a big way. Castro plans to pack up and distribute 600-1000 prepared Thanksgiving meals to Katy families in need.
“While we cannot replace certain things, we can do our best to make sure that everyone who needs a hot Thanksgiving meal will receive one,” says Castro.
Earlier the year, Castro and Astor Farm to Table donated 2,500 meals to first responders around Katy. This show of support was possible thanks to community contributions.
Casey Castro, owner of Astor Farm to Table
“This year, the pandemic has affected all of us in ways we never imagined,” says Castro. “We are seeing many more families being laid off or having to cut back on their hours at work.”
Castro is asking for help in raising funds for Thanksgiving meals. If you would like to sponsor meals or make donations, click here.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of a meal this Thanksgiving, let Astor Farm to Table know. Visit their website.