Melania Trump, Karen Pence visit Harvey relief efforts

First lady Melania Trump accompanied by Santa Claus smiles as she takes questions from children before reading The Polar Express to children at Children's National Medical Center Thursday Dec. 7 2017 in Washington

Executive Director Bea Hanson said she first learned about the visit just days ago and is excited to show Melania Trump and Karen Pence behind the scenes operations at the Food Bank.

During a trip to Texas to visit first responders who worked with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence stopped at Whataburger to get their fast food fix, ABC News reports. They will also see the family's new FEMA manufactured housing unit.

Melania and Karen were visiting coastal Texas to meet with first responders and victims of Hurricane Harvey, and chose to stop at one of the chain's restaurants, which is popular for its burgers.

Trump and Pence are also expected to make a trip to Charlie Marshall Elementary School in Aransas Pass to speak with students and faculty who were affected by the storm.

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They will not be the Coastal Bend's first White House visitors since Hurricane Harvey.

A public service announcement, released in October, featured the first lady urging people to continue to donate to help hurricane victims.

Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush took part in the visit that included a stop in nearby Rockport, where Harvey decimated hundreds of homes and businesses.

"And also to the world the work and the heart of the Texas people that helped us recoup and bounce back", Hanson said.

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