Lebanese Deli On Canadian News For Donating Thousands of Pita Bread to Local Food Bank

Cedars Deli

Cedars Deli is a Lebanese family-run business with multiple locations in Calgary, a city in Alberta, Canada. Repping the Lebanese Cedar in its logo, the restaurant has been providing a “taste of the Mediterranean since 1986.”

But, like every food business worldwide, it has experienced the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Three of seven of its locations had to close due to the pandemic.

However, despite losing half of its business, Cedars Deli is managing to donate 800 pitas to the Calgary Food Bank on a weekly basis to help those in need during these crucial times.

That’s over 3,000 pitas a month!

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One of the owners of Cedars Deli, Samir Omar, told CBC News that they have been giving back by supporting the food bank for the last six to eight months, at least once a month.

With the coronavirus and the spirit of Ramadan, he’s taking things to the next level.

“I truly believe that as Calgarians, as humanitarians, when there’s someone in need we have to step up and help one another. Because, ultimately, why are we here? We’re here to help one another,” he said.

That generosity is really very Lebanese.

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