I had just eaten lunch at the popular downtown Cafe 54 (located at 54 E. Pennington St. in Tucson) when this article asking for fundraising help (due to reduced insurance payments) appeared in the AZ Daily Star (re-posted on their FB page):
http://tucson.com/news/local/watchdog/facing-funding-deficit-caf-asks-public-for-help/article_82349095-795c-5abd-938f-fe127d383d55.html#.VxZZHYLRj8U.facebook (post already has 100 shares via FB supporters).
For those of you who haven’t eaten there yet, the eclectic food is fresh and delicious, mostly southwest creations. The staff is friendly and many have faced mental illness and are trying to get back into the work force. I’ve been frequenting that restaurant for years, working downtown and have always enjoyed the rotating local artwork and friendly ambience. We would hate to lose this wonderful restaurant in downtown Tucson (between Stone Ave. and Scott Ave.)
They also operate a popular food truck, Truck 54, which travels to various locations around Tucson. Best to check their current location via their FB page. I’ve tried their food as well and it is equally delicious.
Here’s what the Star posted as how to help:
How to help Café 54
“Café 54, located at 54 E. Pennington St., offers catering services and is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Its mobile food truck, Truck 54, launched in 2014 and also serves American fusion cuisine.
To make a donation to support the nonprofit endeavors, visit:cafe54.org/downtown/supportus/donate
Or send a check to Coyote Task Force, 66 E. Pennington St., Tucson, AZ 85701.”
More info at http://www.cafe54.org/. They need $175,000 by the end of the year.