LaunchPad sponsored lunch for 170 medical staff who serve in the ER, ICU, and the Cancer Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center on April 2, 11am-1:30pm. LP teamed up with AvantGarde and TacoMan512 to serve fresh street tacos to these first responders. The dual goal of this initiative was to keep small business working (TacoMan512 team) and feed first responders a free lunch on us!
Here’s a quote from Avantgarde CEO, Rebecca Contreras, on how this initiative came to be.
“My husband David was watching the news and saw an organization doing this in another state and felt strongly he wanted to follow suit with AG sponsoring the costs and services of TacoMan512, using our local nonprofit as a vehicle and teaming with our friend, Tom Ramey/TacoMan512,” “Tom has delicious gourmet food trucks in Austin, both SnappySnacks and TacoMan512. We feel this is a great time to come together and support both a small business, to keep their food truck team working, and our first responders who are working long hospital hours to care for members of our local community. This is our way of doing our small part to bless and help show our appreciation for the first responders helping to heal us and keep our community safe!”
– David & Rebecca Contreras.
This initiative gained the local news outlets attention. This story was featured on KXAN, KVUE, FOX 7, andUnivision.