This food truck has given away over 75,000 free meals to kids

Maryland restaurant owner Mackenzie Kitburi has donated meals to kids who were not able to get meals from school since they are distance learning from home.
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with the restaurant-owning dad in Maryland taking his taco act on the road in the pandemic and helping hungry families, too. Take a look. So what made me start is I'm a chef by trade. I owned restaurants and I always enjoyed tacos. It was one of my favorite foods. I believe they pack a lot of the coronavirus pandemic has impacted my business greatly. There's always obstacles in a small business and the coronavirus has actually made it obviously more difficult, but it's also forced us to adapt and change and really revisit how we want to do business and the best way to be able to reach our customers as well. So we thought it would be a good idea to get the truck and put the restaurant on wheels and go to them to show them we appreciate their support. We come here once a week and they switch up the menu. They offer different things that are really cool and modern and exciting. Our inspiration behind feeding kids for free came from when I realized -- I was picking up my kids from school when they shut school down. I realized a lot of kids go to school and depend on that meal they get at school. Sometimes it's free. And they depend on that to eat. And I was thinking about that, and I just really realized that there was an opportunity there to be able to help a lot of people in a genuine way, and we didn't really do it for -- to be we did it to help our community. I look at the community that we are in as just like our family. We've served over 75,000 kids meals so far during the pandemic since March. The kid's favorite meals they order are the quesadilles by far. We've served homeless youth shelters. We were feeding the kids five days a week for free. They were missing an essential meal every day. Mackenzie is a part of a nonprofit. We partner up on a lot of projects. I want to thank him, because it started with the idea of just helping these kids during the pandemic. He said you know, we're going to keep this thing going. The most rewarding part of the initiative of meeting kids for free is just I think doing anything genuine from your heart is rewarding in itself. And to me, honestly, that's the most rewarding part. Wow, what an awesome guy. I love what he's doing. And I am -- I want a taco right now. All he's thinking about is food right now.

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