Vallarta Supermarkets have sent a truckload with 37 pallets of food and relief supplies to families devastated by the impact of hurricane Harvey.
The truck loaded was at Vallarta’s warehouse in Sylmar and left for Texas on Aug. 31, arriving in the Houston area on the following Sunday afternoon. The relief supplies were the result of a combined effort between Vallarta Supermarkets and Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga.
“At a time when so many Latino families were the victims of the devastation caused by hurricane Harvey, we felt compelled to offer our assistance by providing food and badly needed relief supplies to assist those in need,” said Rick Castillo, director of marketing.
“It was particularly critical that the Gonzalez Family Foundation and Vallarta Supermarkets provide this support now because so many Houston area families are hesitant to go to government sponsored centers for assistance due to language barriers or immigration status. They needed the assistance now.”
The destination for the food and supplies was Temple Poder y Gozo, a local church located in Humble, Texas which is headed by Pastor Emerson Morales. The church serves primarily Spanish speaking families from the Houston area.
Critically needed food and relief items that were loaded on the 53-foot truck included: bottled water, Gatorade, pasta items, sauce, cereal, quick meals, evaporated milk, coffee, flour, beans, toothpaste, and bath tissue.
The total value of the contribution of the delivery of relief supplies from Vallarta Supermarkets to the Houston community was estimated at $100,000.