Megan Thee Stallion stepped up huge to support her hometown food bank after the facility lost tons of food to contamination. The contents which were to partially used to feed families in need this Thanksgiving.
We're told MTS spent an hour at the Houston Food Bank Portwall Pantry on Tuesday where she contributed $15,400 worth of turkeys.
The donation will help feed 1050 households in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to the bank, "Distributions of the food were done on November 25 and 26th with 5 HOUSTON area neighborhoods such as 5th Ward, Southwest Houston and Kashmere Gardens (last few boxes of turkeys will be handed out today)."
Megan Donates 15K Worth Of Turkeys!
Megan arrived at the Houston Foodbank on-site pantry to donate her time and help distribute turkeys to working-class families receiving food assistance at the Portwall Pantry.
MTS also spent time hanging out and thanking the 150 volunteers who also donate time packing boxes.
According to the food bank, "HFB Facts HFB distributes over 104 million nutritious meals annual through a 1500 network of Partners. Their service area covers 18 counties and provides food to 800,000 households. 2/3 of the households that HFB services have a working adult in the house."
MTS Shows Love To All The Supporters
Megan Thee Stallion took to Instagram to show love to all those who volunteer there time and money to help support her home town and the families in need.
"I landed right off my flight and came straight to the @houstonfoodbank and hotties we’ve already donated over 1,000 turkeys to families in Houston and still giving them out tonight and tomorrow!!! Thank you @houstonfoodbank and all the volunteers that came out for helping me give back to the city," she posted.
Meg's fans applauded the rapper for her generosity and helping the city in its time of need.
"What it’s all about friend! God blesses those who blesses others," one fan wrote.
Another comment, "It’s always good to see artists give back and remember where they came from."
The Food Bank Disaster
According to local Houston reports, the Houston Food Bank's chilled storage room suffered a break in it's "ammonia line" that is used for the chilled storage room.
The nonprofit was forced to throw out 1.8 million pounds of refrigerated items. This huge amount of food that would ordinarily go to feed people in 18 different Texas counties.
In the HFB's normal operations, their trucks distribute about 400,000 pounds of food, allowing it to serve 800,000 people in one year. After the food was tossed, the only deliveries that could be made was 130 after-school meals delivered to local schools.
National Corporations Jump In To Help
Megan wasn't the only Houston native to lend a helping hand with disaster struck. Huge donations came in from corporations which operate in the area.
Several bulk donations came in from H-E-B, Kroger, Brothers Produce and Texas Harvest Company. Walmart also donated $125,000.
United Airlines pledged to match up any individual donations to $100,000 and promised 1,000 free flyer miles to their MileagePlus members who donated at least $50.
In the end, with all the help, HFB was able to ramp back up to 600,000 pounds of food a day in deliveries to server over 1,500 organizations.