William Price Distilling, 970 Wakefield Dr., is not yet open. But after recently receiving its federal distilling permit, the business decided to put it to good use by pausing construction plans and making hand sanitizer instead.
Bottles of it are not being sold by William Price Distilling, which suggests donations of at least $10 in order to cover the cost of production.
“We want to provide as much hand sanitizer to the community as possible,” read a post on the distillery’s Facebook page. “As a new startup, we would appreciate any donation that allows us to provide to those in need. Every penny you give will go toward us donating hand sanitizer to essential businesses, front-line workers, and of course everyday people in the community.”
For distribution days and times, visit William Price Distilling’s Facebook page @WilliamPriceDistilling.
H-E-B a hub for restaurant to-go meals
During this difficult time of social distancing and staying at home unless groceries are needed, H-E-B is making it a little easier to get groceries and support local restaurants.
H-E-B has enlisted three Houston restaurants to prepare grab-and-go meals for 10 of its Houston-area stores, including the Heights location at 2300 N. Shepherd Dr. and Buffalo Heights store at 3663 Washington Ave.
The three restaurants packing meals for H-E-B are Underbelly, Cherry Block and Brennan’s. Locals can look for Underbelly at the Shepherd H-E-B and Cherry Block at the Buffalo Heights H-E-B.
“As part of our #TexansHelpingTexans campaign, we hope to help create awareness about and support of local restaurants,” said Lisa Helfman, the public affairs director for H-E-B Houston. “With many of them closed and limited to pickup and delivery, we are allowing them to use our in-store space to access a larger customer base to keep their business going through this difficult time.”
Dak & Bop delivering meals to healthcare workers
Dak & Bop, 1805 W. 18th St., is partnering with Meals for Houston Area Healthcare Workers to help get meals to hospital staff.
Those who wish to buy meals for healthcare workers can visit https://create.giveinkind.com/meals-for-houston/ and choose a hospital and time slot. Then call Dak & Bop at 832-516-9316 or email email@example.com to notify the restaurant.
Dak & Bop needs at least one day’s notice to have time to arrange everything with the hospital.
That Chicken Man making masks
Naro Mak, owner of Hartz Krispy Chicken Buffet at 1215 Pinemont Dr., has been making masks with his family to help mitigate the dwindling of those supplies.
“Right now my family is making about 100 masks a day,” said Mak, known around the neighborhood as “That Chicken Man.”
The masks are all sewn by Mak’s family using handwoven fabric from their home country, Cambodia.
The masks are available to the public for $12. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Legion Post 560 and the Friday Feeding Families program.
Every other day, Mak said he will pick a distribution site in the neighborhood to safely give out masks.
Mak said the best way to find when the masks are available is to add him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @heightschicken.
Melange Creperie bringing crepes to those in need
Melange Creperie, 711 Heights Blvd., has been delivering food to Legacy Community Health, a nonprofit and COVID-19 testing site, local fire departments, emergency rooms and other medical workers.
While the owners are donating most of the meals themselves, community members also have come together to help pay for them.
If you’re interested in donating crepes to the people at the front lines of the COVID-19 response, you can buy a gift card from Melange Creperie. If you have a group you specifically want to donate to, contact the creperie though Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and the team at Melange can work out a bulk price.