This Holiday Season the CRAVE West End location in St. Louis Park celebrated Thanksgiving by offering free hot meals to those in need. Many of the CRAVE employees came with their own families to help with the event.
The idea is simple; we serve free, hot meals to the less fortunate people down on their luck. This was our 3rd year of hosting this event and it’s been remarkably successful. We served approximately 500 people. The personal reward of giving back to the community is immeasurable.
CRAVE has always been a longtime advocate of charities in the Twin Cities. The CRAVE Cares program has partnered up with a multitude of charities and it has been at the core of our mission from day one. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back to the community.
This video from the KSTP Channel 5 website does a good job capturing the atmosphere and the good will taking place on November 24th. They wrote a nice piece about the event. Take a minute to read it if you can.
Here’s a quote from one of the people we served that day: “Me & my family just want to say God Bless you ALL & a most gracious sincerest gratitude to the CRAVE owners/staff/volunteers & those who participated in today’s Thanksgiving dinner @ West End! We were treated w/the utmost respect & most courteous service as if we were any other paying customers! We thank you so very much for the DELICIOUS Thanksgiving meal, and we will most def be returning as paying customers! May God Bless you all & your restaurant & staff/service receives 5 stars from the T***r family! We love you CRAVE!!! Happy Holidays!!!”