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Rockets and Toyota Center are giving in time of need

The team made a big donation to a food bank this weekend.

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During these uncharted times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston Rockets are making sure they are still giving back to their local community.

Just this weekend, the team partnered with Levy Restaurants and the Toyota Center to deliver 600 pounds of food to Second Servings Houston, which is a food rescue organization that specializes in providing perishable and non-perishable food items to soup kitchens and individuals of need.

The produce items would have otherwise been wasted since the Toyota Center is currently not selling any food due to the suspension of all events from COVID-19.

The Rockets have a pretty good history of community involvement, and I’m sure this donation will come in handy. Low-income households are particularly at risk during times of of upheaval, and getting some access to fresh food and produce they might otherwise be forgoing for cheaper and more accessible non-perishable items could be an absolute life-saver for some homes.

Kudos to the Rockets and the Toyota Center for continuing to help the local area.