Kudos to Cass Street Deli, who are feeding hundreds of Tampa service industry workers every day!

by Joey deVilla on April 23, 2020

Kudos to Cass Street Deli for participating in The Restaurant Workers Relief Program, which converts restaurants across the country into relief kitchens. If you’re a service industry worker who’s lost their job or have their hours cut, you can pick up a dinner from Cass Street Deli from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. each day until at least May 11.

Here’s what Suzanne Crouch, Cass Street Deli’s executive chef has to say:

“I think it’s important for people to realize that they’re not forgotten and and even before the pandemic good food equals good mood and we’re just trying to keep that cycle going you know.”

Roberto Torres speaks at Café con Tampa, March 6, 2020.
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Roberto Torres, whom you probably know from his Blind Tiger Cafés, bought Cass Street Deli recently, and has this to say:

“It’s a flood with no water or a hurricane with no wind so we’re really trying to figure out how is it that we can utilize our skill set and turn our kitchen into an emergency or relief kitchen to help other people.”

Cass Street Deli is still open for regular business for curbside pick up or delivery within their radius. In addition, the restaurant is accepting donations that provide meals to first responders and front line workers.

I’m going to give them a donation. If you can, you should too!

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