Husband-and-wife gas station owners drop prices to help community

A husband and wife run the C K Food Mart at the corner of 20th Street and Osborn in Phoenix. It has become a popular pit stop for locals and out-of-towners because of the gas prices.

“Whoever comes here to visit, they come to our store to see us because they say, we are reading your articles, the news… we really want to see if this is happening here. A lot of phone calls are coming all over the country and it’s really heartwarming,” says Ramandeep Kaur, owner.

They are offering significantly cheaper gas than others across the Phoenix area — $4.99 cash price, for unleaded, per gallon.

“My community, my neighborhood, needs help. We are helping them,” says Jaswinder Singh, owner.

They are making an impact on people’s wallets and on their hearts.

“Well, they’re fantastic as far as customer service. When you see 70 cents a gallon [more], you know other gas stations are gouging you,” says one customer.

“Obviously, this is a small, quaint family-owned business. So, I know I really appreciate it. I drive for a living so, every little bit helps,” says another customer.

The couple even received a card in the mail from a man named Robert in California.

“Dear Jaswinder, thank you for all you do in the community to help so many others,” reads Ramandeep.

They want that man to know they are thankful for his support.

“That’s more important for me than money,” says Jaswinder.

By Ashley Paredez, ABC15

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