We are starting this campaign to help support our staff at Noord Eetcafe, and Winkel (both restaurants co-owned by Joncarl Lachman and Bob Moysan), who have been affected by the shut-down due to COVID-19.
As many of you know, restaurant workers are deeply impacted with the widespread shut down of businesses. The minimum wage that most Front-of-House employees make is mainly supported by the tips and generosity from our dine-in guests. While we plan to offer take out food in the upcoming weekends, this still leaves our serving staff without income. This fund will raise money for our hardworking employees as we push through these trying times.
Both Noord and Winkel have quickly become staples and part of neighborhood communities that we cherish. In May, Noord will celebrate 7 years, and Winkel will celebrate its 1st year. Our regular guests, and kind neighboring restaurants are what make "business" start to feel like family. We hope to be able to celebrate with you as soon as possible!
So far, we have donated unused food and supplies to Philabundance, while planning and organizing take-out menus for both restaurants to offer in upcoming weekends, to comply with the city's dine-in mandates. (see take-out menus/ additional info for Noord and Winkel )
However, these donations will help support our tipped employees that won't have the opportunity to serve until we are able to fully re-open.
We kindly ask if you have any money to spare to consider donating to this fund, to cushion the blow of how hard this pandemic is hitting our crew.
- Liz Erwin