How’s this for a burrito recipe? Fifty pounds of beans and rice, two cases of canned tomatoes and a few hundred tortillas. While this may seem more than excessive for one person, it’s not for Jimmy Ryan, an organizer of the Burrito Project in San Francisco.
This is an informal charity that makes and distributes burritos to the homeless on the last Monday of every month. They have been doing this since May of 2016. Ryan says it is more efficient and delicious to serve burritos than open a typical soup kitchen. “With burritos, you just grab and go” he says. “Just pack protein and some vegetables in there and they’re ready to eat.” The Burrito Project is not the only charitable endeavor of its kind; many copycats have been established in places from Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Florida, and even the province of Quebec. San Francisco, known for being quite a foodie town as well as having an unrelenting homeless population due to skyrocketing housing costs, seems to be the fitting place for burritos to provide a warm meal.
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