Hello. I’m Kelli, After so many requests, I’ve set up a fund raiser. It seemed the easiest way. I’m hoping we can all pitch in and help out our friends, Conchi and Fran, who own a restaurant in Melide on the Camino Frances in Galicia, Spain.
Covid has hit businesses on the Camino especially hard, and Casa Alongos is no different. Conchi and Fran are wonderful people, who are not only at the heart of our community in Melide, they are on the beating heart of the Way through through Melide. All of us walking the Frances gave walked past their gate.
Their restaurant, Casa Alongos, serves some of the best food along the Camino. And they accommodate all kinds of personal dietary needs from celiac and vegetarian, to food allergies. And they will modify any dish to suit a Pilgrim’s specific needs. Their food is unique on the Camino. We can’t lose them!
Surviving Covid in the restaurant business through two years and 5 waves of contagion on the Camino is a miracle. But the 6th wave, during the Christmas holidays with local business drying up and with no Pilgrims, is a disaster for any business along any route. While their business has dried up with locals, we can give them a little help to make it through until the Pilgrims return this Spring.
Why am I setting up this GoFundMe for Casa Alongos? I’ve been asked by so many people on our blog how they can help. The best way is to make sure any and all donations go directly to them without me in the middle. And you can do that here. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount of $$ to make a real difference, if we all pitch in.
Thank you to those people who sent me messages offering to help Conchi and Fran. I have already passed them on. If you can boost this on your own social media channels I would appreciate it.
Thank you all