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Brett's Backyard BBQ feeds children for free during a pandemic

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Posted at 7:03 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 19:32:33-04

ROCKDALE, TX — Brett's Backyard BBQ has been open for only a year and a half in the city of Rockdale. Owner, Brett Boren has created a name for himself in that time, even being recognized by the Texas Monthly on his good eats.

Once the pandemic hit Central Texas, he knew he had to help in any way he can.

"On Fridays, we went to lunch to feed the locals, we went to dinner to feed the locals, and we dropped our prices 20 percent," Boren said.

Of course he wasn't making the same profit as before, but Boren knew there were others that needed more help then he did.

Boren decided to also feed the kids of Milam county, serving hundreds of free sandwiches weekly.

"A lot of them depended on school lunches we were making a lot of kids sandwiches," Boren said.

Boren also offered toilet paper and other goods when people stopped by to eat. His good deeds have been recognized by the community.

"Brett makes sure during the packets deal during the social distancing were we didn't have the toilet paper the paper towels or the elderly needed something he made sure that he takes care of his community," customer, Melissa Espinoza said.

You'll feel a sense of family when you visit, something that Boren makes sure to radiate through his food.

"I always say small town, big flavor I honestly don't think I could have done this or had the community response in the state of Texas," Boren said.

Follow them on their Facebook page for an updated menu and specials. You can also visit their website here.