Generous Texans and Local Restaurants Helping to Feed Youth and Families in Need
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Comfort Food Care Package (CFCP) program to provide meals for at-risk youth and families in communities across Texas as the state responds to COVID-19. As part of the program, participating restaurants offer CFCPs for patrons to purchase on behalf of families and youth in need. Each care package contains enough food to feed a family of 5 to 6 and will be delivered to recipients’ homes. The program is a partnership between the Governor’s Public Safety Office, the Texas network of Family and Youth Success Programs (formerly called Services to At-Risk Youth), Favor Delivery, and the Texas Restaurant Association.
GA-14 Essential Services Designation
Follow these steps to determine whether your business is an “essential service” as defined by Texas Executive Order GA-14:
1.) Is your company covered by one of the 17 Sectors on the DHS Critical Infrastructure List?
A.) A requestor must read through this entire document before making a request:
Click here for DHS Guidance
2.) Are you providing a religious service in a church, congregation, or house of worship?
A.) This sector is considered “essential service” under Texas Executive Order GA-14. If religious services cannot be conducted from home or through remote services, they should be conducted consistent with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC by practicing good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation, and by implementing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19
3.) Request a determination from The Texas Division of Emergency Management.
A.) Only if you have determined that your business is not covered by one of the critical sectors identified in the DHS Guidance, and is not a church/congregation/house of worship – please apply using the form below for a determination by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Per Texas Executive Order GA-14 the following are NOT considered “essential services”:
Eating/Drinking Inside of Bars/Restaurants/Food Courts
The use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options for food and drinks is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of the executive order.
Source: TDEM http://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/