West coast US food with a Mexican twist … yum! Have you ever tried birria tacos or quesadilla pizza? No? Then why not try out Roxie’s Red-Hot Cantina and Taco Joint at 113 Maunganui Road in Mount Maunganui! They have a comprehensive menu, allowing you to enjoy delicious and exciting meals. They even have gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Roxie’s Red-Hot Cantina and Taco Joint have recently donated 40 of their amazing meals to Kura Kai, which, loosely translated, means “food for schools.” Kura Kai was set up to provide meals for rangatahi (young people) and operates under the simple kaupapa (value) of “whānau cooking for whānau” (extended family). Kura Kai raises money to purchase freezers for various New Zealand secondary schools and then sets about filling them with meals that are on hand for students and their families who need them. Volunteers associated with Kura Kai “give their time, money and resources to cook nutritious family meals to help keep the freezers well stocked.” Roxie’s Red-Hot Cantina and Taco Joint have joined in the pay-it-forward ethos to also add to the cache of frozen meals on offer.
Like GoGenerosity, Roxie’s Red-Hot Cantina and Taco Joint believes in meeting needs in the community. So, they gave of their time, resources and skills to offer tasty meals to young people in the local secondary schools and their families. Makaia Carr, the founder of Kura Kai, uses social media to let people know about Kura Kai and what it does, and also to get more support to help take Kura Kai to more secondary schools.
So, next time you decide to try some exotic fare, think about Roxie’s Red-Hot Cantina and Taco Joint. And, by the way, birria tacos are “legendary Californian street tacos” 😊