Tampa’s Fresco Foods gets U.S. Senate honors
September 17, 2020 - Sen. Marco Rubio has named Fresco Foods of Tampa as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week. Fresco Foods is a family-owned company, owned by Rob and Tracy Povolny, that provides healthy prepackaged meals, including at Publix Super Markets through a partnership with the grocery chain. Rubio, a Florida Republican who chairs the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, said Fresco Foods kept paying its 120 employees during the pandemic through a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program. Rubio also cited the company's donation of hundreds of meals to homeless and domestic violence shelters in the Tampa Bay area.