Marriott Workers Make Tamales for the S.A. Food Bank

By Don Morgan

Marriott is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary by giving back to the community.

Dusty Smith says they gathered associates from all of the Marriott properties in the city Wednesday to assemble tamales that will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank.

Why did it take so many people and a whole day to make them? Smith says they assembled 17,105 tamales. That’s lotsa of Masa!

He says the Food bank does so much good for the community and it’s important to help them with their mission.

Smith tells us summer is actually a busy time of year for the Food Bank as they often provide meals for needy children who don’t have their school cafeterias to provide breakfast and lunch during the summer months.

The Marriott has a long history of serving tamales. Back when the company first started, they operated a A&W Root Beer stand in Washington DC. Smith says it wasn’t making any money until the Marriott family started serving tamales.

He says they’re glad to be returning to the company’s roots to help feed those in need in San Antonio.



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