Beloved but Struggling Kansas City Café Provides Food to Families in Need

You Say Tomato is a café in Kansas City, Missouri, well known around the neighborhood as a go-to breakfast destination with homemade pastries. And, like countless eateries around the country, You Say Tomato has been contending with significant loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic. In spite of these concerns, owner Anne Clark has continued to provide meals for families in need at no additional charge, while hoping the café can last another year.

Clark’s business has been around for 15 years now, enjoying many happy customers and hundreds of positive Yelp reviews along the way. Since March, however, You Say Tomato has reverted to takeout-only as the pandemic continues onward – none of which has prevented Clark from feeding hungry families at no charge. You Say Tomato provides meals to these families – who are chosen at random – and while her belt tightens, the Kansas City community gets a little bit of help during these tough times.

The café has managed to remain open, and Anne Clark’s loved ones went ahead and began a GoFundMe page to help keep it afloat in support of You Say Tomato’s continued generosity. As of this writing, the fund has reached almost $12,000, a mighty show of support from Missourians who are doubtlessly struggling with finances themselves.

As for Clark, her spirit of giving only seems logical: “What’s one more meal?” she said, speaking with FOX4. “What’s a little bit more going when I’m preparing dinners – weekly dinners – what’s one more?”

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