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Jeri's Midtown Cafe hosts drive thru food & Mother's Day card donation

Posted at 5:41 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 22:05:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Jeri's Midtown Cafe hosted a drive thru food drop-off event Saturday morning into the afternoon, alongside Second Harvest and the Kearney Center.

It wasn't just about food items but also Mother's Day. People were also asked to bring a Mother's Day card, which will be given to the moms at the Kearney Center.

"We wanted everyone to come by and drop off handmade Mother's Day cards or store bought Mother's Day cards, with just a sweet message in it for the mothers in need," explained Jeri Madden, the owner of Jeri's Midtown Cafe.

Events like this one are one of many local restaurants continue to do during the Coronavirus pandemic.

"Restaurants do a great job of stepping up to the plate to help these types of organizations, whether it be lunch for their crew or buying cases of to go items or anything that we can get our hands on through our distributors, to then turn around to donate to these organizations."

Larinda Harris-Parker donated some non-perishable food to the drive. She said if you can help, please do. "We have everything that we need and more and what ever we can do to help we can do. This event is just awesome."

The donated food will be split between the Kearney Center and Second Harvest. Those who donated food and cards were given coupons and lunch from Panera Bread.