PATERSON, NJ - For Paterson entrepreneur Adenah Bayoh helping the community she relies on for customers is “the right thing to do,” she told TAPinto Paterson in December as she served more than 700 free meals to residents in need in the days leading up to Christmas.
And now, with Paterson, as well as Newark and Irvington where she also owns IHOPs, under siege from COVID-19, coronavirus, her generosity is showing again.
“Unprecedented times require unprecedented solutions,” Adenah said, announcing that she is providing pancakes for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch at all three of her locations until school reopens. “This is a moment for businesses to step up and give back to the communities that support us every day. As business owners we must invest in the safety and security of the places we call home, and ensure that all of our people survive this crisis.”
Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and lunch from noon until 2:00 p.m. While the meals are being proved to make sure children who may have lost access food at school any individual who is in need during this crisis can take advantage of this opportunity, Bayoh clarified.
“The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the most vulnerable people in our society,” Bayoh said, offering her commitment to ensure the employees at all seven of her restaurants are paid whether they are able to work or not and work with them to adjust shifts based on childcare needs during this time. “I grew up in communities where I learned that nothing is more important than taking care of each other.”
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