Mendez Fuel’s initiative against food insecurity during the pandemic began in early April and ran through late May. It served meals warm and ready for pickup after 1 p.m., and Mendez provided meal status updates on social media during the process. In addition to the homemade meals, Mendez also partnered with local businesses to help provide food, snacks and groceries during the pandemic.
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The donations have benefited the community, helping many who have struggled financially during the pandemic, Mendez Fuel said. “Community members who were grateful for this valuable resource throughout the pandemic’s peak times shared their gratitude with our team,” it said.
Recently, the company also provided free gasoline to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) members during the government shut down in 2019.
Mendez Fuel was founded by brothers Michael and Andrew Mendez. The company operates five c-stores in Miami and features a lineup of local and national craft beer, a growler and crowler station, organic cold-pressed juices, Fuel Juice Miami, gourmet breakfast and lunch menus and more.