Bellaire nonprofit expands food program to Galveston

Second Servings and the Galveston Restaurant Association are bringing 1,200 meals to furloughed and unemployed hospitality workers in the Galveston area, beginning April 17 and continuing on every Friday moving forward while supplies last. (Courtesy Emily Jaschke/Second Servings)
Second Servings and the Galveston Restaurant Association are bringing 1,200 meals to furloughed and unemployed hospitality workers in the Galveston area, beginning April 17 and continuing on every Friday moving forward while supplies last. (Courtesy Emily Jaschke/Second Servings)

Second Servings and the Galveston Restaurant Association are bringing 1,200 meals to furloughed and unemployed hospitality workers in the Galveston area, beginning April 17 and continuing on every Friday moving forward while supplies last. (Courtesy Emily Jaschke/Second Servings)

Bellaire nonprofit Second Servings has expanded to the Galveston area a program providing take-home, chef-prepared, family meals to furloughed and unemployed hospitality workers, the nonprofit announced April 15.

Beginning April 17 and continuing on every Friday moving forward, Second Servings has partnered with the Galveston Restaurant Association to bring 1,200 meals to those in need through the “Dinner’s On Us” program, with meals prepared by Hess’ Food Services.

Volunteers from the restaurant association will distribute the meals in a contact-free drive-thru procedure in the parking lot of Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant at 628 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., while supplies last, according to Second Servings.

The 1,200 meals supplied for Galveston comes in addition to the 10,000 meals total the nonprofit hopes to distribute in Houston. Those distribution efforts began April 9.

So far, the Houston distribution efforts have served over 3,600 people, the nonprofit said, and they continue every week on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon in the Lam Parking Lot located at 702 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston.


Restaurant workers, hotel housekeepers and convention service workers are among the recipients of the meals. To pick up a family meal, hospitality workers must present a recent pay stub displaying the name of their restaurant, hotel, caterer, banquet venue, sports venue or convention center employer.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.