TooJay’s Deli has been selected as a winner of the 2019 Restaurant Neighbor Award from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for the second consecutive year in recognition of its efforts on behalf of Feeding Florida to end hunger in the State of Florida.
The prestigious national award honors restaurants for extraordinary community service.
“This honor means so much to the entire TooJay’s team who go above and beyond to raise funds for Feeding Florida,” said Max Piet, president and CEO of TooJay’s and a board member of Feeding South Florida. “It has never been more important to us to rally behind the state’s leading organization in the fight to end hunger.”
One of the most notable fundraising campaigns that the restaurant company held was when Piet raised the stakes on World Kindness Day and climbed onto the roof of the company’s Lake Worth restaurant, refusing to come down until $10,000 was raised to help Feeding Florida stock its pantries. Thanks to the generous response from neighbors, friends and businesses, the fundraising goal was surpassed and more than $14,000 was raised.
Funds and volunteer hours donated by TooJay’s throughout the year assist Feeding Florida in providing food to 2.8 million Floridians facing hunger, including 800,000 children and 600,000 seniors.
Founded in 1981, TooJay’s serves guests at 30 restaurants across Florida. For more information, visit www.toojays.com.