Thank you to Penn National Gaming for their donation to help cover our next business.. Campo's Deli (Philadelphia, PA).
Featured on the food network and Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly, Campo's Deli has been a Philadelphia staple for over seven decades, serving up delicious, high-quality Philly favorites to an ever-growing crowd of restaurant regulars.
Appreciate you more than you know..
These are friends of mine who have fallen on hard times. They don’t know I am sending this and I'm not part of their business. But it truly breaks my heart…
You can see in the photo that they are family owned since 1947 when their
grandparents started the business in the Italian Market. Then they moved to SW Philadelphia but the neighborhood went downhill and it wasn’t safe anymore. So they took a chance and moved to 2nd & Market St in Olde City section of Philadelphia where this "experiment" of a country first started. They were hoping to capitalize on the tourist trade - where folks from around the World could enjoy their first truly authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteak.
Sadly, these days , no one is visiting the nearby Liberty Bell or Independence Hall . And I fear that they will loose their Liberty and Independence soon as well!
Being too cold to sit outside, and with people are afraid to walk inside, their business has taken a major, major hit financially. They're trying their best to ship Cheesesteaks and Hoagies across the US but even that source has minimal returns - often at a loss because it’s perishable. If product arrives late because of shipping delays - they lose money. I was speaking to the daughter Mia yesterday and ordered some product to try to help out. She's a tough gal from SW Phila (it's where all those DELCO folks come from) and she was practically in tears.
If anyone was a candidate for your philanthropy, please let it be the Campo's of Philadelphia.
Let's show the "Lemon Man" , that we are NOT the "City of Brotherly Shove "