Taco trucks in Milwaukee give out 8 free tacos per family to ease potential food insecurities

Posted at 6:02 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 19:06:57-04

MILWAUKEE — Tacos El Charrito in Milwaukee wanted to spread some joy and ease anyone's potential food insecurities because of the coronavirus by giving families eight free tacos Thursday afternoon.

"Doesn't have [a] job. For the kids, [they don't] have school. You know, there's a lot of people who [don't] have money to buy some food. So we can help them," volunteer Rosario Ulla, said.

Three taco trucks were parked on 14th Street near Scott Street. In fact, two of the trucks actually blocked traffic, but no one seemed to mind, as hundreds of people flocked to the free tacos.

With so many people in a relatively small space, there could have been an issue with social distancing. However, Ulla was acting as an usher. She placed people strategically around the street and surrounding areas to keep some distance between everyone.

"The most important is your health. So you have to be safe. Don't be out at parties. Please no parties for now. You have to help yourself."

People do their best to stay 6 feet apart while waiting for their tacos at the corner of 14th and Scott Streets in Milwaukee.

She would also hand people a mask made of a paper towel and rubber bands.

Tacos El Charrito wasn't sure how many people they would serve or the numbers of tacos made, but it was in the hundreds if not thousands. The goal was to help their neighbors until the food ran out.

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