The Vallarta Food Bank, located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, was founded in 2020 following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Puerto Vallarta families struggling to deal with the economic impact of COVID-19 now have a vital lifeline, thanks to two kindhearted restaurant owners.
Tunnel Road BBQ proprietors, Jimmy Plouff and Frankie Victoria, have converted their popular Texas barbecue restaurant into a much-needed food bank, even donating their own stock to the cause.
The newly opened Vallarta Food Bank is already serving up to 1,000 families per day, but the duo intends to expand their operations over the coming weeks.
"Our goal is to have a food bank to provide a food kit (despensa) every week for Puerto Vallarta families in need. We will also add warm, prepared meals for those who no longer have gas, and use our kitchen facilities for this for as long as it is needed."
Those who want to make food donations can drop packages off at Vallarta Food Bank on Rio de la Plata 379 in Lopez Mateos on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Alternatively, send the team an email at Vallartafoodbank@gmail.com to arrange a time for collection.
Francie Nguyen, Jimmy Plouff and Frankie Victoria
Founders, Vallarta Food Bank
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Those in need of food can also visit Vallarta Food Bank on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Vallarta Food Bank
Rio de la Plata 379 in Lopez Mateos
Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
to arrange a time for collection.