Help Pierogi Pantry Recover

In 2017 Jay and Nikki Odongray put their passion for cooking to the test and started up Pierogi Pantry & More!, a mobile pop-up food company working out of the Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen.     In that time we've striven to make what we think is the best pierogi in Cleveland, and even expanded into other baked good such as pepperoni rolls, pretzels, mini grilled cheese sandwiches with our own fresh baked bread, and more.  We've brought our goods to a number of local farmer's markets including Frostville, Kamms Corners, Bay Village, Seven Hills, Great Lakes Mall, Eastlake, Tremont, and the Countryside Public Market in Akron.  We've also popped up at a lot of great events such as Cleveland, Mansfield, and Akron Prides, The Hooley, Pierogipalooza, Taste of Tremont, Christmas in the Village in Plymouth, Ohio, North Olmsted Noel, and more.
  We're already busily working on setting our schedule for this year, and it's going to be even bigger and better than ever before.  We've already registered for PierogiFest, Vegbash, Cleveland, Akron, Mansfield, and Warren Pride, and have plans to register for many more great events.  In addition to the several restaurants we currently supply, we are hoping to expand our wholesale business to quite a few more.
We're even working on bringing our delicious pierogi to a number of local retail stores for the first time, so that you can pick up a quick easy dinner guaranteed to please the family any day of the week.
  Unfortunately though, we've hit a bit of a speed-bump.  This time of the year is always our slowest, but due to some health problems we've both been experiencing, we haven't been able to pursue the additional retail and wholesale business we need quickly enough to keep us afloat until we get back into our busy season.
  Because of this, we are in serious danger of having to shut down.  We absolutely hate to have to ask for help or handouts, but we are unfortunately running out of options.  Any money received will be used towards paying rent for our commercial kitchen space, packaging and labels to launch our new retail line, vendor fees for upcoming events, and raw ingredients to make our product.  If you love our products and would love to see us grow and make them more available, please consider helping out.  Even the smallest amount helps.  If you can't give, please at least consider sharing this to others who may.

  We are so grateful to all of our customers, to CCLK, and to everyone who has supported us and helped us along this journey.  We hope to be able to continue for many years to come.

With all our gratitude, 

Nikki and Jay ***Update** Due to the Covid-19 crisis all of our markets and events have been canceled or postponed and the majority of our wholesale restaurant clients have had to close down. As with most businesses during this time, our revenue has been greatly impacted. Just when we thought we were about to get back on our feet, we have been knocked back down. Any contributions to our fund will go directly to paying our business expenses to keep us afloat during this difficult time. We hope to be able to hit the ground running as soon as the situation permits. #SmallBusinessRelief


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Nikki Odongray 
Lorain, OH
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