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LUBBOCK, Texas -- Firefighters across the city received a hot breakfast from locally based c-store chain, Stripes, in celebration of National Hot Breakfast Month, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported.
Stripes' team members delivered breakfast tacos to all the Midland Fire Department stations beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. This was the second year the Corpus Christi, Texas-based chain delivered food to each station. Stripes area manager Janean Dorn said the company decided to double up on supplies this time based on the success of last year's pilot program.
Store managers and employees made stops at all nine fire stations around the city. This year, Stripes also made a $1,000 donation to the Midland Children's Rehabilitation Center on behalf of the Midland Fire Department. "We just want to give back to the firemen and women for serving our community and do something special for them," Dorn told the newspaper.
Fire marshal Jeff Meiner said the deliveries came as a nice surprise for many on duty at the stations. While other businesses around town also participate in bringing food to the firefighters -- especially around the holidays -- Stripes is the only company that's delivered breakfast.
"They appreciate this. It's always nice when the guys are appreciated and when people recognize them for their efforts," Meiner said. "We're very honored. This is the second time that they've done this, and I think that it's a great honor to be recognized."