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Local restaurant offers meals to those in need

Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 20:45:58-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A local restaurant is offering meals to those in need and who can't pay during the COVID-19 pandemic.

La Indita Mexican restaurant on Fourth Avenue posted to Facebook informing the community they will give free meals to those in need.

They say they wanted to help out other people in the area who don't have help or who lost their jobs during this pandemic.

La Indita asking people to call and nominate families in need for it to bring the food to.

Chef and granddaughter of the owner Meleena Velez said "My Grandmothers always had the idea that if you always give you will never be without and she started off in a food kitchen in a soup kitchen and so she started this restaurant 35 years ago from that basis of helping people out and she's always done that and she's instilled that in sand we want to keep that legacy going."

Those in need can go to La Indita Facebook page to message them.

The restaurant says it wasn't sure initially if it would close, but decided to stay open.

It says business is getting steadier, and is doing to-go and take out orders for both family style and the full menu.

If you want to nominate someone you can call La Indita at (520) 792-0523.