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Milwaukee cafe collecting donations to deliver free lunches to doctors and nurses

Posted at 4:30 AM, Apr 07, 2020

MILWAUKEE — TMJ4 News created the "We're Open" campaign to remind you of places still offering carryout, which is allowed under Gov. Tony Evers' "Safer at Home" order.

This #TakeoutTuesday, we show you a Milwaukee Cafe owner delivering hundreds of meals to doctors and nurses, without making a dime in profit through this effort.

Molly Sullivan, the owner of Miss Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop at 92nd and Center, is doing everything in her power to give her staff a fighting chance to make it through this unimaginable time.

"A lot of people in the restaurant industry survive on tips," said Sullivan.

Not only did she create an employee relief fund to take care of her staff, but she is also boxing up hundreds of lunches and delivering them to area hospitals.

Sullivan says, "We have gotten so many orders we've run out of boxes were just putting them in bags dropping them off at the hospitals."

They've already delivered 150 meals, and they hope to donate at least 100 more this week.

People coming in to pick up orders can also give $15 to cover lunch for healthcare workers.

"When you donate, you have the option to write a little note to people who receive the bags, so we're stapling the little notes, not the bags. They're just notes of support," said Sullivan.

She says she has delivered to Froedtert, Aurora Mount Sinai, and most recently Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Emergency Room downtown.

"So it's going to the people who are really in the thick of everything."

Each bag has a sandwich, fresh fruit, popcorn, and their famous cookies for doctors and nurses to eat during their short breaks while they are on the front lines fighting this virus.

"It's been really I think uplifting, so for our staff that helps, you know, helps."

Sullivan says her business overall is down about 25%. She believes that number would be much higher had she not thought of creating highly carryout orders that can feed up to a family of four. She also credits her continued success to the outpouring of support from our community.

Carryout dinner for Tuesday, April 7, 2020, is a delicious taco Tuesday meal.

To reach Miss Molly's Cafe & Pastry shop:

  • Address: 9201 W. Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222
  • Phone: (414) 249-5665

Click here to learn more about Miss Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop online.

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