Through our disaster relief work in Alto, Texas, after three tornadoes damaged numerous homes and buildings leaving some homeless, we learned of another way we could help the community of Alto.

All three of Alto Independent School District’s schools - elementary, junior high, and high school - are on one campus which was damaged during one of the tornadoes. The building that received the most damage was the high school, which housed the kitchen and cafeteria making it unusable.

TBM set up a field kitchen under a 20x40 tent at the entrance to the school with industrial-grade equipment similar to what they are used to using. The field kitchen has tilt-skillets, convention ovens, warming ovens, a steam kettle, and other items and necessary utensils enabling the staff to make just about any type of food they want to for the 810 students who they feed twice a day.