Restaurant Pays It Forward During Pandemic – GNSOTD Fri, July 10th 2020

Jack Srebnik and Ellen Spencer are business partners who run The Slice, a New York style pizzeria, in Rancho Mirage in California. When the pandemic hit the Coachella Valley, Jack and Ellen knew they wanted to help feed the people on the front lines who were risking their own health to help others.

Jack Srebnik is used to being a big part of the community and helping others. He is the past president of the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and remains an active member. This year he is chairing the annual A Few Good Men event, which benefits the Ronald McDonald House and is scheduled to be held Oct. 2. So when a grant of $8,000 from the City of Rancho Mirage allowed The Slice to stay open and keep 14 of their staff employed, they in turn, kicked off Pay It Forward pizza days.

Every Monday, they donate 20 pizzas to nurses at Eisenhower Health, and on Thursday they deliver 80 burritos to the facility. Also on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, they distribute 50-70 pizzas throughout the Coachella Valley as part of their Great Plates program for seniors. They also go to the nearby city of Indio to donate pizzas to FIND Food Bank. And when they heard the National Guard was there to deliver groceries to the less fortunate, they decided to feed the guard members as well.

That’s a lot of people that they have been feeding every single week. And this spirit of giving is your Good News Story of the Day, which you can read in full here. But for Jack, it’s really simple; “You have to give in order to receive,” Srebnik says.

May we all remember to give of ourselves, even through our own difficulties, and receive God’s grace. And to pay forward any kindness and love we are given.

Story and Image from The Desert Sun.

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