Family-owned bodega in Allentown stays open during pandemic, despite challenges posed by safety concerns and food supply issues

Written by on May 4, 2020

Family-owned bodega in Allentown stays open during pandemic, despite challenges posed by safety concerns and food supply issues

By Genesis Ortega

May 4, 2020

El Mercadito in Allentown

Pennsylvania officials are working on efforts to shore up the food supply chain and address disruptions to the distribution network that have impacted grocery outlets across the state. 

One local business that’s coping with those challenges is El Mercadito, a Mexican-American family-owned bodega on 7th Street in Allentown. 

WLVR Community Correspondent Genesis Ortega connected with Abraham Orduna, owner of El Mercadito, about staying open and serving customers during the pandemic.

Listen to the Interview below.


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