1 Fine Café

We are a small café that had just hit our one year of being open when the pandemic began. Once our area was subject to a mandated stay-at-home order, we transitioned our business to take-out only business. Patrons at the time were very supportive, and we were getting by financially. Soon after the order was lifted business dropped off and we changed operations to compensate for that drop-off. We made adjustments to how we operated and were able to stay open.

The COVID-19 infection rate in our area at the time was low and most people believed it somehow had missed us. The state began to reopen and we were able to open to sit-down business with limited seating. Everything seemed to be going ok until the numbers started to rise. We easily could have stayed open and taken a chance of being a source of transmission but decided that the right thing to do was to close our business to sit-down service in order to help flatten the curve. As business owners, we couldn't see how it would be alright if we got even one person sick, nonetheless possibly contribute to the death of someone. We couldn't justify trading a human life to keep our business afloat. That being said, it definitely has had a negative effect on our ability to generate enough revenue to maintain the business. 

By contributing to our cause, we can continue to do what we love...cook food. It would also help to pay wages and afford us the ability to maintain our equipment, pay for licensing, and other operating costs.

We could use immediate assistance as our options for keeping our doors open are growing ever slimmer as the pandemic is gaining even more momentum.

By supporting us, you know that you are helping us to flatten the curve in our area and be a part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Any contribution you can make would make a difference and no matter how large or how small it is, you can rest assured the money is being used in a responsible manner. 

We can't thank you enough for your support. If you know us, you know we are sincere people and genuinely appreciate the support and love you have shown us. If you support despite not knowing us, that is an incredible act of selflessness that words can't express.

Thank You,
Dave Kempner
1 Fine Café

Donations

  • Estelle Strydom 
    • $50 
    • 14 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 14 d
  • Karen Young 
    • $25 
    • 15 d
  • robert laney 
    • $25 
    • 15 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 15 d

Organizer

David Kempner 
Organizer
Idaho Falls, ID
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