The City of Pharr, Fazoli’s and local school districts are working together to help feed Pharr families in need.
“Plans are underway to provide free meals to our families most in need on a weekly basis,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “I wholeheartedly want to thank Jerry Maddox, Fazoli’s owner, for opening his doors and being so generous during these uncertain times. This is certainly a difficult time for many families in our community as jobs have been lost and children are now learning full-time from home without access to the meals they would normally receive every day at school.”
Fazoli’s will be providing about 70-100 free meals to Pharr families in need each week. Families receiving meals were identified and selected by local school districts.
“When times get tough, it’s up to business leaders in the community to step up to the plate and deliver the needs of our community,” said Fazoli’s owner Jerry Maddox. “What we are all going through has not been easy, but we need to do what’s best to make this situation better for our families.”
“We are extremely proud of the great work being done throughout the City of Pharr by our businesses, community organizations, and partners as we aim to get through this pandemic together,” said Hernandez. “What Fazoli’s and Jerry Maddox are doing shows that although we are facing a tough time, we are all doing our part to work together and share in the generous spirit of giving and humanity.”
Expanding the reach
According to Fazoli’s national website, the Pharr, Texas franchisee and his team have been proactive in helping during the coronavirus pandemic. It has provided more than 600 kids meals to the children in their community in 48 hours. In addition to free kids meals, the team also provided meals to emergency room doctors and nurses at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.