As I look back on the last year and a half, I am so thankful Lori's Table doors are still open. Myself, my family, and staff have been committed to providing great food to our customers through the pandemic. We did not close our doors for one day and we continued to cook and deliver our TAG Meals (Take and Go Meals). We have kept our doors open thanks to great customers and staff, as well as with the support of our generous customers provide 1957 Meals of Hope to first responders, food pantries, homeless shelters and front-line workers.

Unfortunately, the slowdown in business has financially affected my ability to make necessary repairs, replace equipment and supplies for LT's. It’s getting tougher and tougher to keep up with expenses.

In order to continue to provide our great offerings my plan is to expand LT's café to include some specialty espresso and cappuccino. We have put so much love and care into the restaurant to make it a great experience for everyone. This is just one more thing we think will make our customers happy. We just need your help to accomplish my dream!

This is an extremely difficult message for me to write and I was very hesitant to write a message like this, I was hoping things would get better for us soon. It frustrates me so much as a small business owner that there is nothing, I can do right now to help my business during this crazy time. We are fortunate to have kept our doors open during the pandemic. It holds so many precious memories for me, my loyal staff, and for all our customers that have come through our doors and have shared so much joy with us!

I’m determined to keep this business, to have a future and to make more cherished memories for everyone. It is difficult to predict what our new normal will be.  It may be weeks or months and that is a frustrating feeling.
Small businesses like mine are very tenuous. I don’t have a lot of cash reserves to cover expenses for repairs and upkeep for the shop. Many small businesses will go and some have already closed their doors forever. I cannot let Lori's Table be one of these places. It’s getting tougher and tougher to keep up with all those expenses.

As a parent, a community member and a small business owner, I hope this message can reach out quickly to the community, our loyal customers, to helpful individuals. Please help us, please donate. No amount is too small, and no amount is too big. Anything that will help us to get through this tough time and keep our doors open. We thank you for helping us (big or small) from the bottoms of our hearts. Thank you again and again in advance for your donations and continued support.

Love you all!!



Lori Leetz
Alexandria, VA

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