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Guaranteed Foods Helps Church Host Unique Event

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Posted Monday, March 22, 2021

Covid 19 forced all of us to revise our normal routines this year; churches and synagogues were no exception. As with many parishes, in years past Kansas City’s Holy Family Catholic Church had served fish and shrimp dinners for 350-400 members on Friday evenings during Lent. But social distancing restrictions this year made that impossible.

Still hoping to host some kind of a Lenten event for their parish, a small group at Holy Family hit upon the idea of offering ‘Curbside-Pickup’ Fish Taco Fridays instead. When Guaranteed Foods president Tom Williams learned of the novel idea, he volunteered the company to donate and deliver enough mild whitefish and tortillas to meet the parish’s goal of selling 800 tacos.

To make the event a reality, parish volunteers cooked the fish, prepared the tacos and readied them for pickup by church members and others. Afterward, Holy Family Stewardship and Development Director, Patty Rose, said the church’s unique solution to socially-distant ‘Fish’ Fridays received ‘rave reviews, adding that the “blessing” of GFI’s assistance "allowed us to host a successful event for the community, and even have a small profit left over after covering other expenses."

Congratulations to those at Holy Family who conceived, planned and executed Fish Taco Fridays! Who knows... even when the pandemic is behind us, this may become a new tradition for that parish – and others!


Guaranteed Foods Delivery Specialist, Austin Williams, prepares to deliver food to Holy Family Catholic Church for one of its “Fish Taco Friday’ events. Patty Rose, the parish’s Director of Stewardship and Development, is receiving the delivery.