Bloomfield Restaurants raise money for UPMC Children’s Hospital

Bloomfield Restaurants raise money for UPMC Children's Hospital

Updated: 6:25 PM EST Jan 5, 2022

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  • Despite their challenges, they have remained open and are now contributing close to $4,500 to Children’s Hospital of UPMC’s Free Care Fund.

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OF THEIR NEIGHBORS, WHICH IS CHILDREN’S HOSPALIT RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. W>>E ALWAYS WERE EXCITED TOE B SO CLOSE TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, SO WE ALL WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO GIVE BACK SHANNON: LAST YEAR, EL SABOR LATIN KITCHEN’S CO-OWNERS SET ASIDE A QUARTER FROM EVERY SINGLE ORDER FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. THAT WAS WHEN ALL THEIR BUSINESS WAS TAKEUT-O OY.NL >> SO WE THOUGHT THIS YEAR WITH DINE-IN, WE COULD PROBABLY BLOW THAT OUTF OTHE WATER. SHANNON: WHAT WAS YOUR GOAL AND THEN WHAT DID YOU ACTUALLY E?IS >> OUR GOAL WAS $1000 AND THEN WE RAISED ALMOST $4500. SHANNON: WHEN YOU PURCHASE CERTAIMEN NU ITEMS MONEY GOES INTO THE DONATION PILE FOR CHILDREN’S. LIKE THE PLANTAINS RELLES. >> RIGHT HERE WE GOT THE PLATANOS RELLENOS, THAT SHE SWA TAINLKG ABOUT. WE PUT ANY FILLING THAT PEOPLE ASK US.OR SO LIKE, ONE OF THEM IS CHICKEN AND ONE IS CARNITAS, SHREDDED PORK. MY GRANDMA USED TO MAKE THIS FOR IUSN HONDURAS. AND I COULD NEVER FIND IT PITTSBURGH. SO I WAS LIKE ONE DAY I’M GOGIN PUTTO IT IN THE MENU AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. SHANNON: THEY SEE HOSPITAL STAFF AND PARENTS COME IN WHEN THEY NEED A BRE.AK HELPING OUT FAMIESLI IN NEED GET CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN IS THAT MUCH SWEETER WITH THE PURCHA OF A CERTAIN DESSERT HERE. >> OUR AROZ CON LECHE IS THE DESSERT THAT WE CHOS IT’S RICE PUDDING, AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW RICE PUDDING FROM THIS AREA, BUT IN HONDURAS THAT’S A VERY, VERY COMMON BREAKFAST FO.OD SHANNON: THE RESTAURANT’S LOCATION AT THE CORNER OF NNPE AVENUE AND MAIN STREET MEANS THEY CAN’T HELP BUT HEAR THE STORIES OF THE HEROES AT WORK DOWN THE BLOCK. >> WE’VE ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS THAT PROBABLY WILL NEVER GO AWAY NOW, BECAUSEF O SOME OF THE CONNECTIONWIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, AND YOU KNOW, I CAN SEE NURSES WALKING BY AND I KNOW THEM BY NAME. SHANNON: I HEARD FROM THE FOLKS AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AUTBO THIS DONATION OF AUTBO $5 4500, AND THEY SASIY MPLY AMAZING. REBECCA AND BRIAN THE CO-OWNERS AT EL SABOR LATIN KITCHEN SAY BESIDES THE NADOTIONS FROM MENU ITEMS THEY HAD A FEW LARGE DONATIONS FROM SPECIAL CUSTOMERS WHO WANT TO HELP OUT FAMILIES AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF

Despite their challenges, they have remained open and are now contributing close to $4,500 to Children’s Hospital of UPMC’s Free Care Fund.

Restaurant in Bloomfield raises money for UPMC Children’s Hospital

Updated: 6:25 PM EST Jan 5, 2022

The co-owners of El Sabor Latin Kitchen in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood opened their doors right before the pandemic hit. Despite their challenges, they have remained open and are now contributing close to $4,500 to UPMC Children’s Hospital’s Free Care Fund. Watch the full story from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 anchor Shannon Perrine in the video player above. Originally the restaurant set aside a quarter from each take-out order they got. Then, when they were able to shift to in-person dining, they designated certain menu items and took a portion of the proceeds for the donation to Children’s Hospital. Co-owner Rebecca Avila says the restaurant at the corner of Penn Ave. and Main St. is one block away from the hospital. They often see parents of children being treated and hospital staff who need to get a bite to eat. Avila said they hope to make the donation an annual event.

PITTSBURGH — The co-owners of El Sabor Latin Kitchen in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood opened their doors right before the pandemic hit.

Despite their challenges, they have remained open and are now contributing close to $4,500 to UPMC Children’s Hospital’s Free Care Fund. Watch the full story from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 anchor Shannon Perrine in the video player above.

Originally the restaurant set aside a quarter from each take-out order they got. Then, when they were able to shift to in-person dining, they designated certain menu items and took a portion of the proceeds for the donation to Children’s Hospital. Co-owner Rebecca Avila says the restaurant at the corner of Penn Ave. and Main St. is one block away from the hospital. They often see parents of children being treated and hospital staff who need to get a bite to eat.

Avila said they hope to make the donation an annual event.

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