Bakers stranded by Harvey floodwaters make pan dulce for evacuees

A group of workers from El Bolillo spent the hurricane baking for first responders

KTRK A group of workers from El Bolillo spent the hurricane baking for first responders

The workers from the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston, Texas, used up almost 2,000kg of flour to bake bread and pan dulce, Mexican sweet bread, throughout the night and day after they were left stranded by the floods over the weekend.

When faced with the prospect of being trapped inside their bakery all weekend, these bakers chose to do what they do every day: They baked bread.

Their inspiring act of kindness quickly spread all over social media, and it even caught the attention of George Lopez, who shared a post about them on his Instagram with the caption "So proud".

The manager of the shop, Brian Alvarado, told The Independent, "When they realized they were stuck, they chose to keep themselves busy and help the community and made as many loaves of bread as they could".

"They started making bread and Saturday night it rained so bad that they got trapped", owner Kirk Michaelis told USA Today.

To the bakers at El Bolilo Bakery - we salute you. But few people have probably gone through what four employees at Houston's El Bolillo Bakery had to endure. "We were not expecting to come in here and see every single display case full of bread".

"Hurricane Harvey pan dulce we are going to take to those in need".

The bakery posted on Facebook earlier today that it is "open at all locations until we run out of bread". "They made all this bread to deliver to those in need". Finally got to them!

In the two days they were trapped in the bakery due to the roads surrounding them being inundated with water, they used about 4,200 pounds of flour.

In another post, they said workers have been baking for 24 hours straight to help people get bread and they have been bringing bread to shelters as well.

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