Houston Food Bank
In this project, Salas O’Brien provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design for an addition to the Houston Food Bank’s innovative Keegan Kitchen. Our work on this project increased the kitchen’s capacity and empowered them to provide an additional 10,000 meals a day to those they serve.
Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank distributes over 120 million meals of fresh produce, meat, and non-perishables annually. The organization is a member of Feeding America, the national food bank network, and the independent nonprofit ranking organization Charity Navigator gives it four stars, their highest ranking.
The Keegan Kitchen is a 15,000-square-foot facility at the Mary Barden Keegan Center located in downtown Houston. From this facility, volunteers and staff prepare hot and frozen meals for Meals on Wheels, U.S. Vets, and Kids Cafe. Because of the area’s consistently high demand for meals, the Houston Food Bank needed an addition to increase the kitchen’s capacity.
Salas O’Brien performed the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for this important addition to the food bank’s existing facility.
The Salas O’Brien team completed this project on time and under budget, and the finished product has enabled the organization to provide an additional 10,000 meals every day.