As the Christmas holiday closes in along with an arctic front, the Saint Isidore Episcopal Abundant Harvest Kitchen—located at 24803 Oakhurst Drive, Spring—handed out over 2,000 meals on Dec. 20 to families in need, according to a Dec. 20 news release.

Two hundred families were given enough for 10 meals during the food pantry event with the help of 30 volunteers. The meals were in prepackaged boxes with healthy food and treats for the holiday.

“Our mission is to feed the body, nourish the soul and transform the community,” Abundant Harvest Executive Director Rev. Sean Steele said in the release. “This is our busiest time of the year, and thanks to my incredible staff, our generous volunteers and everyone who played a part in the food donations, we were able to ensure hundreds of families gain a sense of security.”

Free toys were also handed out to families through a partnership with the PTSD Foundation of America, which provided 20 large bags of toys.

“Food is something we do all the time,” Director of Operations Rob Garza said in the release. "We love the reactions. Adding a couple brand new toys truly brought about an even stronger reaction from those we helped. It was a great feeling.”