Zona Rosa restaurants work together to feed kids in need

Posted at 12:26 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 13:26:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In times of uncertainty, Zona Rosa launched an initiative to feed children in need.

When you buy a meal at one of the Zona Rosa restaurants, you give a meal. A portion of the sales will benefit the Feed Northland Kids organization.

"Although a lot of us are going through these trying times, I think it's important to have compassion for people who don't have the ability to put food on the table," Zona Rosa General Manager, Scott Zigler said. "And so we think that's our civic responsibility to step up and help out right now."

Tye Heyer, the manager for 54th Street Bar and Grill said COVID-19 has created a tough situation and they are trying to make the best of it.

"It's been difficult for everybody, for us as a business," Heyer said. "Our business is down over 75 percent. it's been tough on the staff...we've lost a little bit of the staff temporarily and it's been tough on the community."

While they are working to do what they can during this time, he said he's grateful to also help out the community.

"I think it's good what Zona Rosa's doing and what Feed Northland Kids is doing for the community, and if we can help in any way, we're glad to do so," Heyer said.

The goal is to raise $5,000 for the organization.