The Burrito Project is a group of volunteers that feed the hungry and homeless in cities around the world with no political or religious affiliations, committed to ending hunger one burrito at a time. To date, there are over 30 Burrito Projects operating in communities across North America.
All are welcome to contribute what they can. Anyone can start a Burrito Project and the organization encourages everyone to help feed the hungry in their local communities.
The Burrito Project SLC was founded by Rico Brand in conjunction with key members of the Salt Lake Community in April 2012, based out of the Rico Brand production and distribution warehouse. Between April and December 2012, the Burrito Project SLC distributed between 600 and 1000 rice and bean burritos per week to homeless people around Salt Lake City. Burritos are made by volunteers and delivered by bike messengers in quantities of up to 500 per day.
The Burrito Project kicked off its second year on May 2nd 2013 and will continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday through the fall, fueled by a microgrant from Slow Food Utah, and discounts and donations from US Foods and Nicholas & Company. The project currently has close to 60 active volunteers throughout the Salt Lake community. The burritos are wrapped in unmarked foil, not containing the Rico Brand logo.
Too many people in SLC don't know how they're going to get their next meal. Join us in feeding the less fortunate among us. We are a small group of people dedicated to the basic principle of ending hunger - one burrito at a time.
Beans + Rice + Tortillas = LOVE
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There will be an alley way on the left side of the restaurant. There is a yellow door that leads into the warehouse, just come on in and start helping now!