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Food Travis Scott gives 50,000 hot meals to Houston residents through emergency food program after winter storm

19:19  27 february  2021
19:19  27 february  2021 Source:   msn.com

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  • Cactus Jack Foundation and the City of Houston launched an emergency food distribution program.
  • The program will distribute about 50,000 meals to residents who were affected by Texas' winter storm.
  • Eligible residents must live in one of 30 high-priority zip codes.
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Travis Scott is lending a helping hand to some of his fellow Texans after a winter storm roiled the state.

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Scott, born Jacques Bermon Webster II, and his Cactus Jack Foundation partnered with the City of Houston to launch an emergency food distribution program, the nonprofit said on Instagram.

The program will provide 50,000 hot meals to Houston residents affected by the unprecedented storm, which inundated Texans with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The service is available for those who qualify as "senior citizens, high-risk and/or homebound adults, people with disabilities, families with children under the age of 18, low-income workers, or unemployed," Billboard reported. Deliveries kicked off on Friday.

The Cactus Jack Foundation partnered with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston Health Foundation. It will also coordinate with local restaurant owners, The Black Service Chamber, and The National Association of Christian Churches, according to Billboard.

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Support is offered to residents who live in 30 zip codes prioritized by the city's Houston Eats Restaurant Support (H.E.R.S.), which helps local restaurants and residents affected by Covid-19.

The 30 zip codes can be viewed on H.E.R.S. website.

The rapper, a 28-year-old Houston native, and the Cactus Jack Foundation have done several philanthropic endeavors in Houston. The foundation held its first turkey drive in November 2020 and a holiday toy drive in December.

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Houston also celebrated its third annual "Astroworld Day" in honor of Scott on November 18.

This month, Beyoncé partnered with Adidas to offer financial assistance to those affected by the winter storm. Insider compiled a list of charities, food banks, and organizations across Texas working to help residents impacted by the storm.

Representatives for the City of Houston and Travis Scott did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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