Montclair, NJ – Bro-Ritos Food Truck, honored by Parade Magazine as being one of the best Black-owned eateries in the country, came to Montclair to cook and serve over 200 of their award-winning burritos, donated to clients of the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair. The holiday event took place on Tuesday at the HNFP’s location on Label Street.
“We really appreciate the tasty pre-Christmas gifts Bro-Ritos created for our clients,” says Mike Bruno, executive director of the Human Needs Food Pantry. “They were all really looking forward to it. They actually began to line up at 6 a.m. in anticipation of enjoying one of Bro-Ritos’ delicious dishes.”
Since 1982, the Human Needs Food Pantry has provided food, clothing, and other services to people in need who live in Montclair and neighboring communities in Essex County. HNFP’s diverse client base includes families and individuals who are elderly, disabled, home-bound, unemployed, or underemployed.
Bro-Ritos opened for business in 2016, and has become one of the most popular and fastest-growing mobile food businesses in the NY/NJ area. It has recently increased its fleet size and has a brick-and-mortar location in Hackensack. Bro-Ritos has been featured on WNBC-TV, Boozy Burbs, News 12 NJ, and ROI-NJ.
“It was fantastic to share our menu with HNFP’s clients,” says Bro-Ritos co-owner John Gibbs. “We love using our food to bring joy to people, and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces. I think we delivered some savory holiday happiness.”