A massive snowstorm brought low temperatures, snow and ice to the Lone Star State this week leaving millions of people without electricity, water and heat.
As a result, many Texans headed to the grocery store in need of food, water and essentials to find that lines to get into the store were long and shelves were bare.
Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs, who was born in Houston and went to college at the University of Texas Austin, were amongst those who sprang into action to help feed hungry families. Diggs and his girlfriend Abby donated 120 meals to Austin citizens from J’s Hibachi on Thursday and 55 BBQ plates from Lonestar Jacks to those in need.
Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers, who grew up in Converse, TX, and linebacker Bobby Wagner took notice of Diggs’ efforts and graciously agreed to match the donation.
Darius Slay, Diggs’ former teammate on the Detroit Lions, soon caught wind of what his fellow NFL players were doing in the Austin community and wanted to pitch in. He followed Diggs’ lead and donated 50 two-meat plates from Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew in Cedar Park, TX.
For those who want to lend a helping hand like Diggs & Co., check out FeedTexas.org for a comprehensive list of food banks across the state. Other organizations like the Salvation Army and Mercy Chefs are providing hot meals and clean water to families in need.