Our world has turned upside down very quickly as we live into the reality of a global pandemic. Things have changed, especially for hardworking folk who have no control over whether their means of financial support stays open and operational. This is the case for countless restaurant workers all over the country as their workplaces have closed with no ability to predict when they might be able to work and support themselves and their families. We can't solve this problem for our whole country, but we can support the dedicated staff at the three locations of Tangerine - Boulder, Lafayette, and Longmount. These 100 people work hard every week to serve their customers well, and have been furloughed with no financial support for the forseeable future. They all have bills to pay, and even though unemployment payments will help, they will not cover what is necessary for people to maintain their financial stability. If you have ever enjoyed a meal (or even just a cup of coffee) at any of these establishments, please remember those who served you and do what you can to help them survive. Like many small businesses, the restaurants will not be able to financially help their employees - chefs and kitchen staff, hosts, expos, servers, managers, bussers, baristas - during this shut-down, so please don't forget them. This GoFundMe page has been set up by an employee and is sanctioned by Tangerine's chef, owner, and founder, Alec Schuler. Gift cards to Tangerine can be purchased on the website: www.tangerineeats.com. Thank you, and stay safe!
- Melanie Phares
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