Restaurant is committed to giving back

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
Poppy and Rose restaurant is giving back
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Poppy and Rose restaurant has been committed to giving back to the community throughout the pandemic.

LOS ANGELES -- Since March, Poppy and Rose restaurant has fed frontline workers and people experiencing homelessness. They've donated an average of about 200 meals per month.

"We started to see a lot of people start camping out on the street. So, at the end of the day, we would take our leftovers and what we hadn't sold and give it out to the people who were sleeping on the street," said co-owner Kwini Reed. "And then a wonderful, tragic thing happened which was the Black Lives Matter movement," said Reed.

A trend took off on social media to support small, black-owned businesses. Poppy and Rose consistently showed up on lists that went viral.

"And when that happened, we saw a huge shift in our sales. Blackout Tuesday happened and our sales went from us barely making $1,000 on the week to us making, you know, $4,000, $5,000, $6,000, $7000 a day and so it was something that we had never seen."

But at the end of the day, it's not the money that they care about most. Their final message is:

"That I love him, and that we love each other. And that we're really just here to give back," said Reed.