TBE's We All Eat Program Fights to End Food Insecurity and Keep Restaurants Open
In the midst of one of the most destabilizing events of our lifetime, jobs and livelihoods have been lost and businesses have been shuttered at unprecedented rates.
While many stood by waiting for intervention from others, Texas Black Expo took action, launching its We All Eat program in partnership with Fort Bend County. The most recent numbers are in!
To date, the program has:
- Provided 637,589 meals to Fort Bend County residents
- Paid out $8,168,043 to Fort Bend County restaurants
- Helped to keep the doors of 25 participating local restaurants open
- Resulted in the hiring of 60+ new restaurant employees
Since October 2020, the We All Eat program has been providing free meals to Fort Bend County families facing COVID-related food insecurity. In addition to fighting food insecurity, the program has also helped to sustain local Fort Bend County restaurants.
With the thousands of meal orders made through the program, restaurants receive the traffic they need to keep their doors open during a time when so many other restaurants around the nation have been forced to close. However, restaurants have been able to do more than sustain; they have been able to grow through the hiring of new employees.
In June 2021, the We All Eat program received an additional $5 million to continue providing meals to Fort Bend County residents in need. The program continues to accept applications on an ongoing basis for any Fort Bend County resident facing COVID-related food insecurity.
For more information about We All Eat, please visit www.wealleattexas.com.