John Clayton, owner of Moab’s Sunset Grill, is loading the restaurant’s mobile kitchen trailer, in preparation of his upcoming road trip to Houston, Texas, to provide meals to flood victims, rescue volunteers, and others affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
In Houston, Clayton, his wife Laurie, their daughter Emma, and other crew members are planning to serve as many as 1,000 meals, twice a day, for up to 10 days, from the mobile kitchen.
Although the Claytons have provided thousands of meals to wildfire crews over the past several years, this will be their first time doing hurricane relief.
“We’re hoping to fill this trailer up with food before we leave for Houston on Friday morning [Sept. 1],” Clayton said. “We have a trailer and kitchen and fire season is over ... I know we can feed a lot of people ... we have generators and we can a lot of good work there. I want to do around a 1,000 people each lunch and a dinner session as well.”
Clayton said his primary goal is to stay in Houston for 10 days, or until supplies run out.
Donations of cases of bulk dry food and food service supplies are being sought, and Clayton is asking Moab area restaurants, hotels, and other merchants and residents to support the cause.
Donations may be brought to the restaurant, or call Clayton at 435-260-1801 to arrange for pickup, or to help pay for food and supplies to be added to delivery orders.