Houston’s massively popular Turkey Leg Hut is headed to Louisiana to provide relief to folks impacted by Hurricane Ida, with more than 3,000 turkey legs in tow.
The restaurant is headed to Hammond, Louisiana, located about 300 miles away from Houston, with essential supplies and volunteers to help people clean storm debris and feed those in need, according to a press release. The restaurant is departing with 3,500 turkey legs, 15 pallets of bottled water, additional food and equipment like chainsaws to help deal with downed trees and other damage.
“We know what it is like to lose everything to a hurricane, and we all need to take care of each other and help our neighbors in any way we can,” owner Nakia Price said in a statement. “For us, it’s with fresh drinking water, a meal, and some boots on the ground to do whatever we can to help the recovery efforts.”
Though sometimes controversial, this isn’t the first time the Turkey Leg Hut has participated in disaster relief efforts. Earlier this year, when a freak winter storm left thousands of Texans without power or clean water, the restaurant stepped up, providing hot meals and bottled water to those impacted by the storm.
Hammond, Louisiana was slammed by Hurricane Ida, which knocked out power and caused significant property damage across the region. The power is still out, and crews are currently assessing the damage caused by the storm to determine when it can be restored. In the meantime, volunteer organizations are working to help residents repair their homes and access essential services.