This Week in Houston’s Buzz: Randalls Delivers Souper Bowl of Caring Donations to Houston Food Bank and More!

Randalls Delivers Souper Bowl of Caring Donations to Houston Food Bank

Houston’s favorite Linebacker, Houston Texan, Jadeveon Clowney helps with delivery

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Randalls delivered 5 truckloads filled with nutritious food donated by their customers to the Souper Bowl of Caring Organization at the Houston Food Bank. This huge delivery was made possible by the purchases of Souper Bowl of Caring pre-packaged bags and registered donations at Randalls stores throughout the Houston area. Each truckload carried pallets of such much-needed items as peanut butter, canned corn and green beans, brown rice and canned tuna. Houston’s favorite Linebacker Houston Texan Jadeveon Clowney and Randalls President Sidney Hopper were there to help out with the food drop off and to celebrate the collective impact that Randalls is making in the battle against hunger. Souper Bowl of Caring (SBOC) is a national organization utilizing the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize groups and individuals to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. This year, SBOC brought together Houston grocer partners and the Houston Food Bank to kick off year-round efforts to tackle hunger in the community.

   Sidney Hopper, Jadeveon Clowney, Clara Cooper and Dr. Judith Craven


Airbag Recall Press Conference

                             Mazda technician demonstrates airbag repair

According to a report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in November 2017, Texas ranks No. 2 in unrepaired vehicles impacted by the airbag recall, with more than 2.1 MILLION vehicles with defective airbags still in need of repair across the state. Houston’s high heat and humid conditions exacerbate the defect, making this a particularly urgent public safety issue for drivers in Houston. Recently, automakers, local leaders of the Houston community and members of the Airbag Recall of Houston Coalition updated the community on a new, collaborative outreach program that is designed to help drivers affected by the deadly Takata airbag recall.

Recently, outside Houston City Hall, a Mazda technician demonstrated a live service repair on a 2012 Mazda CX-9. Participating automakers and community leaders spoke promisingly about the new program, but were quick to remind residents that many vehicles in Houston are still in need of new airbags. Most importantly, they want drivers to know the repair is absolutely free, and parts for higher-risk vehicles are in good supply at area dealerships. Organizations and community leaders involved in Airbag Recall outreach efforts urge all drivers to visit to check if their vehicles are at risk.

                                         Airbag Recall of Houston Coalition

                                       Airbag Recall of Houston Coalition

                            Mazda Technician demonstrates airbag repair

                                                      2012 Mazda CX-9

                           Attendees at the Airbag Recall Press Conference