EDINBURG — Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux on Tuesday announced the opening of a furlough kitchen in Edinburg that will feed furloughed workers a free meal regardless of their former job.
The bar and restaurant will be serving the meals from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at its Trenton location. Additional dates may be added contingent on donations, a release from the company read.
According to the statement, Walk-On’s expects to serve more than 1,000 meals Saturday and the restaurant has already operated a similar event in Baton Rouge.
“Furlough Kitchen by Walk-On’s has been very successful in feeding furloughed employees, and we look forward to continuing that success,” Walk-On’s Director of Operations Isaac Garza said in the release. “We are dedicated to doing what we can to lessen the impact that COVID-19 has caused in our community.”
Walk-On’s is asking for monetary donations to its Game On Foundation which will directly benefit furloughed employees with meals and support, the release said.
“At Walk-On’s, we are deeply committed to the welfare of every community we serve, which is why it’s our mission to take Furlough Kitchen by Walk-On’s to all of our markets,” Walk-On’s COO and President Scott Taylor said. “Our focus is on helping our communities through these unprecedented (times), and we couldn’t be more proud to be part of this movement.”