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Altruist Relief sets up kitchens to help feed Houston after Harvey -- Group seeks donations – and volunteer cooks – to aid in meal preparation

 Altruist Relief volunteers are on the ground in Houston responding to the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey – but they need help.

The group is in need of monetary donations --and volunteer cooks-- to aid in their relief effort. They will be cooking hot meals for those in need at 7815 John Ralston Rd and at several locations around Houston.

Altruist Relief comes with custom equipment, trained volunteers and a large quantity of dry food.

“We have an extensive industrial kitchen capable of serving up to 1,000 meals every few hours,” said Lucas Wilcox, founder of Altruist Relief.

He explained that the low cost and efficiency of food production and transportation sets the organization apart from other relief efforts.

Wilcox said that the group’s transparency allows donors to take comfort that their funding will go directly to a worthy cause.

Altruist Relief will be operating in a number of locations around the city in the coming weeks. The web site will be updated periodically to include these additional kitchens.

Altruist Relief has been feeding large communities across the U.S. for the past five years – generally in remote areas and difficult situations. For example, last year, the group provided hot meals and emergency services for two months to those affected by the flood near Baton Rouge.

Wilcox estimates that the group will stay in Houston for around six months – in an effort to alleviate the financial burden of food costs for thousands of people.

To learn more, make an online donation or request food service for a community, visit