(Left to Right): TooJay’s Area Director Christopher Seymour, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Vice President of Development Greg Higgerson and TooJay’s Catering Manager Paula Beuchert
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 7, 2018) – Thanks to TooJay’s second annual “Too+You” campaign in September, the restaurant company donated $6,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida which serves Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia Counties.
This donation is a portion of $25,000 that TooJay’s recently donated to Feeding Florida, a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need. In September, $1 of every cake slice sold was donated to Feeding Florida. Guests also made donations by rounding up their checks throughout the month.
“We are pleased to partner with and support Feeding Florida as a part of our commitment to give back to the local communities where we do business,” said Max Piet, President and CEO of TooJay’s. “Thanks to the efforts of our team members and guests, we surpassed our fundraising goal for this amazing cause.” TooJay’s team members across its 28 locations also got involved by collecting enough canned food to provide an additional 2,500 meals.
“TooJay’s support of the Second Harvest mission will literally change lives,” said Dave Krepcho, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “More nutritious food for our struggling families, seniors, veterans, and homeless neighbors will be a direct result of that generosity.”
Founded in 1981, TooJay’s currently serves guests in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area, The Villages, and Polk County. Three new restaurants are expected to open in Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach during the first half of 2019.
TooJay’s received the 2018 and 2017 Dining Award for Best Deli from Orlando Magazine, two Foodie Awards for Best Deli and Best Take-Out from the Orlando Sentinel, the 2016 Best of South Florida Award for Best Deli from the Sun Sentinel and ranked eighth in the country for Family Dining by Consumer Reports.
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About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
SHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed 54 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 14-week culinary program teaches foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. Second Harvest is distributing enough food to feed 58,000 people a day. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org.