Even as one of many local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gordos Bakery has found a way to be a source of relief for the Chattanooga community.
Located on 5400 Brainerd. Road and owned by the Casillas family, the bakery has started a program that gives children under the age of 16 a chance to enjoy a free pastry and juice from 8-10 a.m.
Store manager Liz Casillas said that the children may receive a different treat, depending on the day. One day, it might be a cookie, while another it could be a pastry.
Or it might even be a concha, which is a traditional Mexican sweet bread roll.
“In light of everything that is happening, we’re trying to bring life and hope to our community, and especially the children who are out of school right now,” said Ms. Casillas. ”We’re trying to support our community.”
While business has slowed down in the bakery as people stay home, she said it’s important the bakery stay open. Gordos Bakery also houses a small store that supplies necessities such as sugar, salt and oil to the community.
Those interested in supporting Gordos Bakery and buying one of their many baked goods can do so by calling 423-893-6263 and ordering that way, or by going on their website at www.gordosbakery.com
“We just love our community,” said Ms. Casillas. “So if there’s anything we can do to help it, we will.”