Hometown Heroes

Feeding the front line: Aztec Daves Food Truck is stepping up

4 years agoKarli Bell

Throughout the country, there are hundreds of thousands of first responders on the frontline, fighting COVID-19 and helping patients suffering from this virus. Community members, including right here in Chicago, have also stepped up to serve others. We at Marquee Sports Network want to recognize all of these Hometown Heroes for their efforts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected multitudes of businesses, maybe  none as hard as the food and service industry. As some restaurants throughout the city look to keep business afloat, one food truck in Chicago looked to give back.

We were out for about two weeks. That’s when one of our anonymous clients gave me a call and said he had an idea. In short, he wanted to feed as many people as possible. He and his wife wanted to donate more and we’re here today continuing the initiative,” Ramon Torres, president and co-owner of Aztec Daves, said.

Aztec Daves Food Truck creates premium Mexican food. Now, they’re delivering their food to first responders, frontline and essential workers. They’ve set a goal of delivering 2,500 meals a week (500 meals a day) and have hit that goal every week since they began. This company is going just one step further.

“The owners aren’t taking any pay from this initiative. It’s simple funding the operation, paying for the product, paying for payroll so our crew can be working right now,” Torres said.

With every delivery, the crew sees the gratitude and thanks in the eyes of these workers. 

“We wouldn’t want to deny anyone something as simple as a meal. It feels good being able to spread our love through our food,” Torres said.

If you would like to donate to their cause, you can go to their GoFundMe page to make a donation.

If you would like to nominate our next Hometown Hero, you can click here.

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