As wildfires spread though San Diego County, residents and businesses did everything they could to make sure they were prepared and out of harms way during the emergency. San Diego was experiencing nearly a dozen fires at one time and the San Marcos Grocery Outlet, located in San Diego County, was particularly close to the fires and had to act fast.
“We were very fortunate that the San Diego firefighters did such an incredible job and protected the San Marcos community,” stated Henry Martinez, one of San Marcos Grocery Outlet’s store owners and operators. “With scorching temperatures over 100 degrees, we wanted to help out the firefighters who were working day and night to protect our city.”
Henry and Breana, the store owners of the San Marcos Grocery Outlet supported the San Marcos Fire Department by donating a crate of water, totaling nearly 300 gallons of water, and 37 cases of granola bars as a thank you for their efforts.
Due to the large size load, Henry made a call to the North County Food Bank to see if they could help with the delivery. By noon on Thursday, the water and granola bars were loaded onto a truck along with additional donations from the North County Food Bank and American Red Cross and delivered to the San Marcos Fire Department.
Thankfully, the fire was 100 percent contained and the temperatures have cooled. We are thankful for the incredible efforts of the firefighters and first-responders. Grocery Outlet will always be ready to help when needed.