ATTENTION FLOOD VICTIMS: The Big Salad in Richmond to give away free meals Sept. 5


Franchise owners Mauro and Celma Forastieiri will offer free meals Sept. 5 to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in the Richmond area.[/caption]

The Big Salad, located at 20400 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 140, Richmond, announced this morning it will serve free meals from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, to help with area relief efforts.


Franchise owners Mauro and Celma Forastieiri said customers can come in and receive a salad, sandwich or soup.

“What happened here is an unfathomable disaster. People here are hurting and they’re hungry,” Mauro said in a statement. “We want people to come and share a meal together—on us, if only to give them a break from the challenge of rebuilding their lives.”

The store will also collect donations for the American Red Cross, but donations are not required to receive a meal.

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.