COLLEGE STATION, Texas — This Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020) the REACH Project will be handing out 600 free meals to Invisible Aggies and their families. Invisible Aggies are food service, custodial, grounds & maintenance employees who are the backbone of Texas A&M University and have recently been laid off.
It is the kick-off event for the REACH Community Alliance, which will be serving more than 10,000 meals over the next six weeks.
The event will take place at Kyle Field Lot 62 on Texas A&M campus and will be a drive-thru distribution model, so there will be limited contact between people. Invisible Aggies can pick up their meals on Easter Sunday, April 12, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
"REACH Project’s goal to provide meals to Invisible Aggies will have a two-fold benefit to the community," said REACH Project's founder and CEO, Max Gerall, in an email. "First, REACH’s response to the impact of COVID-19 will have an immediate impact - providing much-needed meals to Invisible Aggies and their families. In addition, this initiative links two areas of need; the service worker community and the local restaurateurs and caterers. By providing redeemable meal coupons, sourced through local companies in the Brazos Valley, both groups are benefiting through our support. It is a true weaving strategy, feeding the families while supporting the local industry through these desperate times."
The REACH Project was 1 of 4 local nonprofits awarded an emergency COVID-19 Response grant from the Brazos Community Foundation and the Brazos Valley United Way to serve those severely impacted by the pandemic.
"This was a great boost to the number of meals we need, but we are still far short," said Gerall. "Please help us raise enough funds so that we can serve even more of these unsung Aggie Heroes."
If you're interested, uou can donate to the REACH Project GoFundMe.