Alfreda’s Soul Meals, 5101 Almeda, is the recipient of a $40,000 grant from an American Specific program, “Backing Historic Small Eating places,” a $1 million grant program meant to protect historic eating places and help restoration of small companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photograph: Alfreda’s Soul Meals
Alfreda’s Soul Food, billed because the longest standing soul meals restaurant in Houston’s Third Ward, is the recipient of a $40,000 grant from an American Specific program administered by the Nationwide Belief for Historic Preservation.
The funds for the restaurant at 5101 Almeda is a part of “Backing Historic Small Restaurants,” a $1 million grant program meant to protect historic eating places and help restoration of small companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This system tapped 25 recipients nationwide with funding in addition to technical help, services. Alfreda’s, acknowledged for its neighborhood presence and minority possession, was the one restaurant in Texas to obtain the American Specific funding. The house owners, in response to this system, might use the funds towards upgrading services, improve out of doors seating, and improve on-line ordering.
“It’s our aim to not solely present scrumptious meals for native residents, however to supply a spot of refuge the place folks can collect and get a style of residence,” said Troy Williams, who owns Alfreda’s with is spouse, Marguerite Williams.
Based on its web site, Alfreda’s was based in 1964 by the Inexperienced household. It focuses on down-home southern cooking.
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