While La Riv is another struggling restaurant in Texas, owner Vira Chudasma placed the community first and started offering free meals to people who ask for them. Together with her husband, daughter, and two chefs, Vira opened the restaurant during the unprecedented winter storm, offering a limited menu based on the items they had available.
Vira Chudasma Is Giving Back to the Texas Community That Has Supported the La Riv Over the Years
In an interview, Chudasma said that she wanted to give back to the Texas community that has supported her three businesses during the past seven years. She made sure to post her free pasta meals offer on social media and was quickly overwhelmed with requests. In the interview, Vira remarked that because the community was backing her during the good times, she now had a kitchen full of supplies, so preparing free meals was the right course of action.
The Texas Restaurant Had Over 150 Orders In Just the First Two Hours
Less than two hours had passed since Chudasma made her offer on social media, but she already had over 150 orders. The people who needed food included families who have to feed ten or more people and single mothers who couldn’t explain to their children why there was no spaghetti available at the store. Currently, the La Riv offers a hot meal to anyone who needs one and is able to call the restaurant, no questions asked.
Chudasma wanted people to know that they are still offering free meals to those who need them. She has placed no limit on the orders and asks no questions. According to her, the hardships the community in Texas has been through recently are reason enough for her to help. She also said she knew how limited supplies were and that warm food was scarce, so she invited people not to hesitate to call her restaurant for a hot meal. Vira also said that she and her family are blessed and thankful for the community they live in and would give back any way they can.