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Tri-Eagle Sales, Second Harvest to host giveaway for hospitality workers

Posted at 11:35 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 09:37:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Several organizations in the Capital City are setting the table and serving up some hospitality for workers hit hard by the recent changes.

It's the industry among the hardest hit, but local organizations are coming together next week to hand-out some hope for hospitality workers.

Empty parking lots and signs are offering takeout as smiles remain covered by masks.

Now, those left without jobs in an industry relying so much on serving others are getting a pick-me-up next Tuesday.

Brittany Foster is the director of marketing for Tri-Eagle Sales.

"So, for any hospitality member who has been displaced, who's lost their job, anybody that's going through challenging times, we want to be able to help those," said Foster.

Tri-Eagle Sales and Second Harvest of the Big Bend plan to give away more than $5,000 worth of free food and gift cards to employees of businesses left struggling in the pandemic.

"So, a hot meal that someone going to be able to drive away with," said Monique Ellsworth, the CEO of Second Harvest of the Big Bend. "A second supplement so they have a meal kits provided for later as well."

Five different restaurants have partnered with Tri-Eagle to cater the event which will be held on the TCC campus, allowing for an open-air drive-thru.

Students, some who are in the hospitality industry, will also benefit.

"We're going to pre-select 50 of our students to also receive the services that many of the hospitality industry workers will receive that day," said Marcus Nicolas, the associate dean of Academic Partnerships and College Success at TCC.

For those interested In participating, Tri-Eagle says there is no registration required. Simply drive up, indicate which hospitality field you work in and be ready to receive.

There will more than 70 people on the site helping with takeout and delivery next Tuesday.