Amidst the turmoil of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, the people of Texas are banding together and doing some amazing things for each other. Case in point: The team from a Pizza Hut in Sugar Land baked a bunch of pies earlier this week and delivered them via kayak to people who were trapped in their homes due to flooding. Store manager Shayda Habib told local news station KPRC: "When I heard there were families in need, I knew we needed to act fast... I called my husband and asked him to gather up kayaks and meet me at the restaurant."
Habib and six of her employees waded through the water with over a hundred pizzas atop the kayaks. “The people in the houses didn't expect us to come.” Habib told the Houston Chronicle. “It was so nice to see their smiles after so much gloom." The Pizza Hut manager plans to keep baking pies for the victims of the flood until the supplies run out.
Meanwhile, two loyal Chick-fil-A customers who were stranded by the flooding in Houston called their favorite location of the chain to order two breakfast burritos and a boat for delivery — and the manage obliged. In the middle of planning their escape via the Chick-fil-A manager’s boat, a pair of “jet ski heroes” stopped by to give the elderly couple an assist, as well.
For more details on how the people of Houston and the surrounding areas are recovering from Hurricane Harvey — and how the restaurant community is offering a helping hand to those in need — please check out Eater Houston’s coverage of the storm and its aftermath.
• Texas Pizza Hut Employees Deliver Free Pizzas by Kayak to Harvey Victims Trapped in Their Homes [People]
• Pizza by kayak: Sugar Land Pizza Hut delivers in floodwaters [KPRC]
• Sugar Land Pizza Hut workers deliver food to Hurricane Harvey victims by kayak [Houston Chron]
• Houston Couple Trapped by Harvey Calls Chick-fil-A to Order Burritos and a Boat [GS]
• Jet Ski-riding heroes reunite with Houston grandparents they rescued from flood zone [ABC]
• All Hurricane Harvey Coverage [E]