Members of Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield will be driving a semi trailer to Houston, Texas to feed those displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Church Media Director Dave Kalahar says their mobile kitchen can prepare 40,000 meals at a time, which will also be handed out to other organizations like the Red Cross. Many of the volunteers will be retirees who may stay in the area for two weeks.

Kalahar says they’re just waiting for the green light from the Southern Baptist Convention.

Kelli Forsch