who we are
Roman and Adriana Wilcox are the owners and founders of One Grub Community (OGC) and the non-profit branch—Planty for the People. After years of working in the culinary industry, Roman saw a need to provide accessibility to healthy and quality meals to people in his community. In 2016, the Wilcoxes started OGC out of a food truck borrowed from a friend. After three months the truck broke down and they were forced to look for alternative ways to serve their community. This led them to set up as a tent vendor in the Downtown El Paso Art and Farmers Market where they started selling plant-based products that people could purchase to prepare at home and make into a complete meal such as their infamous seitan and Not’cho Queso. Soon after, One Grub Community was able to move into a permanent diner location.
Throughout all of this Roman and Adriana have kept their purpose of providing healthy meals for people regardless of their circumstance, or ability to pay. Their Pay-It-Forward (PIF) initiative, based on the national non-profit One World Everybody Eats, was the start for Planty for the People. The PIF model takes a percentage of the sales from OGC along with any tips and uses the funds to feed anyone in need of a meal. Through this model OGC has fed numerous shelters and community members throughout the central/downtown El Paso area.
The launch of their non-profit, Planty for the People, will expand the PIF vision in feeding and educating El Paso’s high-risk and food insecure communities. As our non-profit grows we will continues to host special Pay-It-Forward events across town to feed those in vulnerable and underserved communities.
These are the plans we have for upgrading our facilities.
You can help us speed things along by making a donation – anything helps!