Local Restaurant Feeding Laid Off Workers


KEVIN RADER HAS THE STORY FROM BLOOMINGTON.>>YOU GUYS ARE SO AWESOME. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Reporter: THIS IS NOT THE WAY ONE WORLD ENTERPRISES PLANNED TO FEED BLOOMINGTON. AFTER ALL, HE OPENED UP A NUMBER OF POPULAR RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY THAT HAVE DONE VERY WELL UNTIL LAST WEEK.>>REWE ENDED UP LAYING THEM OFF DAYS AGO.>>Reporter: HE COULD FEED THEM.>>THEY GO TO THE WEBSITE, AND THEY SELECT THEIR MEALS. OMNIVORE, BASICALLY THEY’LL EAT ANYTHING. VEGAN, AND GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AND KIDS’ MEALS. PUT IN WHAT THEY NEED, AND THEY CONFIRM, AND THEY PULL UP.>>IT’S WAY TO PULL TOGETHER NOW. IT’S BEAUTIFUL.>>Reporter: AND OTHER FOOD EMPLOYEES WERE GOING HUNGRY AND HE DECIDED HE SHOULD FEED THEM AS WELL.>>MY MAIN GOAL IS TO TELL PEOPLE THAT WE’RE SAFE. YOU’RE SAFE. WE’RE SAFE. YOU ARE GOING TO GET FED. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO RUN OUT OF FOOD, UNTIL I RUN OUT OF FOOD. WE CAN JUST MAKE THIS WORK.>>I HAVE A 2-YEAR-OLD AT HOME. OBVIOUSLY, THAT IS HELPING. I WORK AT A BAR HERE IN TOWN. SO ANYTHING THAT THEY’RE DOING HERE IS SUPER HELPFUL.>>THEY DON’T HAVE JOBS AND LIVE ON TIP WAGES. AND THEY’RE GOING TO STRUGGLE UNTIL THIS VIRUS PASSES AND WE CAN ALL GET UP AND RUNNING AGAIN.>>Reporter: BUT THESE VOLUNTEERS DID NOT STOP THERE. IN FACT, LAST NIGHT THEY RAN 60 MEALS TO THE MONROE COUNTY HOSPITAL, AND TONIGHT THEY EXPECT TO TAKE ABOUT 150. THE QUESTION IS, HOW MUCH LONGER CAN HE DO THIS?>>I DON’T KNOW. AS LONG AS IT TAKES.>>Reporter: A QUOTE ON THE THEATER MARQUEE IN DOWNTOWN BLOOMINGTON. MR. ROGERS SAID WHEN I WAS A BOY I WOULD SEE SCARY THINGS IN THE NEWS, AND MY MOTHER WOULD SAID

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