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6,800 meals and counting one couple has set out to feed Austin

Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg have cooked over 6,800 meals for anyone in need from their home kitchen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maris and Chris started Red Beans and Ricely Yours, Austin, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. They wanted to bring joy and comfort into the homes of Austin by way of a southern-inspired home-cooked meal. Their initiative has driven over 350 people to volunteer their time in multiple ways through the organization. Some volunteers help as drivers, some donate goods, and others by baking sweet treats and bread.

The beauty of Red Beans and Rice Yours, Austin, is the no criteria or judgment given to those requesting meals. Chris and Maris want to help their community. “What we’re hoping is to reach more people who need a meal” according to Chris. Anyone can request a meal through an anonymous Google form posted every Tuesday.

In recognition of Chris and Maris’s dedication to helping others, RecognizeGood made a $1,000 donation in their name to Out Youth.

Special thanks to Out Youth, Austin for hosting RecognizeGood, our Legends,  Red Beans & Ricely Yours, Austin volunteers, and the TyRex staff for joining us.

Read more of Maris and Chris’s story, check out pictures from their Legend Ceremony, and about their community initiative, visit their Legend page.

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