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Savory Southwest Shindig

Envolve purchases hundreds of lunches from locally-owned Southwestern eateries as part of its Resident Lunch Program

EL PASO, TX, MCKINNEY, TX, and OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Envolve Resident Lunch Program is continuing to feed communities and support local economies. Each quarter, Envolve LLC, one of the country’s largest multifamily property owners and managers, selects several of its properties to treat to lunch (which includes all residents and staff). However, locally-owned establishments are specifically chosen in lieu of patronizing chain restaurants.

“The Envolve Resident Lunch Program is our way of supporting local and family-owned businesses while treating our incredible residents to lunch at the same time,” said Jeff Ezekiel, President. “It started in 2020 but has continued to make its way across the United States because it’s been such a hit with our residents. We feel that it’s a genuine representation of our tagline, ‘Making Communities Better Together’—and we hope this program continues to be a success for many years to come.”

To kick off this ‘Savory Southwest” series, Santa Lucia Apartments in El Paso enjoyed delicious gorditas from The Lunch Box, a well-known local restaurant. Lunch came with a side of rice and beans, as well as thirst-quenching aguas frescas.

“Everyone especially loved the fresh drinks! They really helped beat the heat,” said Monica Delgado, Regional Manager.

Residents at London Square in Oklahoma City chowed down on authentic OKC fare from locally-owned Pappy’s BBQ—including pulled pork or sliced brisket sandwiches and potato chips. The owner of the restaurant was even kind enough to deliver the food herself!

“One of our attendees told us they were so grateful because they have never lived anywhere that did something like this for its residents,” said Dorie Byrd, Regional Manager. “Comments like that just warm your heart.”

Finally, Skyway Villas in McKinney, TX held a Memorial Day bash, complete with homestyle meals from Layne’s Chicken Fingers. Residents lined up for to-go boxes filled with chicken tenders, fries, and cookies before putting the community pool to good use as they celebrated the holiday.

“It’s great to see so many neighbors together enjoying themselves,” said Ms. Pippin, a longtime resident of Skyway Villas.

“Our team had a blast putting this event together for the residents,” said Tina Beck, Community Manager at Skyways Villas. “We’re always trying to find ways to engage with them and make sure they love this community as much as we do. This was a great opportunity to accomplish just that.”


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