Travis Scott Helps Launch Emergency Food Program After Houston Winter Storm

2021-02-27T09:39:52+00:00February 27th, 2021|

Houston rapper Travis Scott is keeping his hometown fed in the aftermath of Texas’ historic winter storm.

Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation re-teamed with the City of Houston, as well as the Houston Health Foundation, to launch an emergency food program that provides 50,000 hot meals to the citizens of Houston, who were impacted by last week’s Texas winter freeze. They will coordinate with The Black Service Chamber, The National Association of Christian Churches and restaurant owners to identify the most vulnerable groups of people in need of assistance. Eligible citizens need to live in one of the City of Houston’s designated high-priority ZIP codes (find the full list below) and identify 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.

Scott has already introduced his 3-year-old daughter Stormi to the gift of giving back. His Cactus Jack Foundation partnered with the City of Houston and Mayor Turner to launch their first-ever Holiday Toy Drive event last Christmas, where La Flame and his mini-me helped hand out 2,000 toys to students and faculty from three local elementary schools and Houston residents, as well as produce, Christmas trees, comforters, blankets, clothing and PPE gear.

The H-Town hero formed the Cactus Jack Foundation on Nov. 18, 2020, the third annual “Travis Scott Day,” which aims to provide educational and creative resources for the next generation of youth. Mayor Turner declared the first-ever “Travis Scott Day” on Nov. 18, 2018, after the debut of the hip-hop star’s successful Astroworld Festival at NRG Park. In February 2019, the mayor presented the “Highest in the Room” rapper with the key to the city during leg two of his Astroworld Tour in support of his Billboard 200 No. 1 album.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Task Force identified these 30 ZIP codes in spring 2020 based on CDC social vulnerability data: 77003, 77004, 77009, 77011, 77012, 77016, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77026, 77028, 77029, 77033, 77036, 77040, 77045, 77051, 77053, 77060, 77071, 77072, 77074, 77076, 77078, 77081, 77087, 77088, 77091, 77093, and 77099.

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