What is “A Random Act of Kindness?” Our wonderful online friend of Wikipedia actually has a pretty decent definition of it.
“A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people.” -Wikipedia.com
Did you know that there is actually a group that is call “Random Acts of Kindness.” Ask us this a couple months back and we have never heard of them. Fast forward to now and we have not only heard of them, but we are now out helping and volunteering with this great group. This group does so much around the Dallas area, but one specific activity that they do that really stuck out to us is one they do every Saturday. From 11am to 2pm every Saturday Random Acts of Kindness meets at Excuses Extreme Cafe (3025 Main St.) to make over 1500 bologna and cheese sandwiches for the SoupMobile.
This past week some TangoTab volunteers went to work putting these sandwiches together with other volunteers at Random Acts of Kindness. It just so happened this past Saturday set a new record of with 115 of them. Throughout the time there the people made over 2500 sandwiches to be distributed throughout the week to feed the hungry.
The TangoTab team would love to set up a volunteer opportunity with you and your friends to help feed the hungry. If you are interested send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set an event up for you.
Let’s just start out by saying “WHAT A DAY!” Yesterday was an all around great day and people were able to see every aspect of what we here at TangoTab do. Around lunch time yesterday the TangoTab team and some of our “voices for hunger” went to help feed the homeless with The SoupMan down at the SoupMobile. Pulling up and seeing over 150 people waiting in line to be served was very humbling. Chef Thomas from The SoupMobile cooked up some spaghetti for their “Spaghetti Wednesday’s” and all of the people were served a nice hot meal.
Then the Happy Hour at Isabella’s was such a great event. By the way congratulations to Evy Davis for winning the raffle. TangoTab is a dining resource and our mission is to bring people into restaurants. This month’s happy hour brought in another great group of people to one of the TangoTab participating restaurants. If you weren’t able to make it we hope to see you next month on May 16th.
Check out our Dallas Facebook page to see more pics from this exciting day.
If you are looking for the recap to Dancing With the Stars, I am sorry to say you are in the wrong place. This Wednesday TangoTab is showing off a smooth 1-2 step. Step 1: Around lunch time today the TangoTab team will be feeding the hungry with The SoupMan and his SoupMobile team.
Step 2: Tonight is the monthly TangoTab Happy Hour. We will be having our second monthly Happy Hour at Isabella’s Italia in Frisco, TX.
It will be a a very fun day, but most of all it is all to make another step in the Fight Against Hunger.
For the past 30 years there has been a harvest going on in New York City. City Harvest in NYC is the world’s first food rescue organization that helps feed men, women and children.
Here is just a brief statement from City Harvest about what they are doing just this year:
“This year, City Harvest will collect more than 33 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.” -CityHarvest.org
2012 is a very special year, because City Harvest is celebrating their 30th year of existence. Can you grasp how many people this organization has helped through the years. It is absolutely incredible. Keep supporting City Harvest in what they are doing.
This past week TangoTab CEO Andre Angel took a trip up to NYC to hand deliver a check to City Harvest so they can continue their quest in the Fight Against Hunger. The check drop is possible because of people like you dining through TangoTab. Every time you dine through TangoTab.com, we are donating a meal to someone in need. Keep on dining so organizations like City Harvest can keep feeding.
This past Saturday morning the TangoTab team and many of the TangoTab volunteers woke up bright and early to head to Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano, TX. If you weren’t awake before you arrived, as soon as you walked in the door that changed. If you have never met the Founder of Minnie’s you need to change that soon. Cheryl “Action” Jackson is one of the most energized, enthusiastic, caring and passionate woman that I have ever met. The energy that is running through Cheryl’s body hits you as soon as you step in Minnie’s.
Cheryl has seen hunger first hand, not just through the lives of the people that she meets on a daily basis, but that of her own. Here is a direct quote from Minnie’s website:
“I know what it feels like to be hungry, and not know how you’re going to feed your children. I know the feeling of shame you receive by having to go to the government and lose your pride and integrity because you are not able to keep food on the table. It is our mission to provide quality meals to families without the shame. Together we can reduce hunger and change lives.” -Cheryl Jackson
If you are looking for volunteer opportunities or just want to help, Minnie’s is always accepting donations (monetary and food) and every Saturday morning you can volunteer there and get right in on the action with Cheryl and her team.
Overall the day that we spent at Minnie’s Food Pantry was not so mini. There were over 170 people fed which was around 50 families. As a team we organized new food items that came in, unloaded 8 pallets and was able to experience the fight against hunger first hand.
TangoTab is a proud supporter of Minnie’s. This past Martin Luther King Day TangoTab donated 40,000 meals to Minnie’s. Help support the fight against hunger by signing up at TangoTab.com and start claiming your offers today.
Thank you Cheryl for everything that you do. It was a very humbling experience working with you and your team. We cannot wait to get back there and help again.
As they say at Minnie’s…
Let me start by saying, I am sorry if you just got dizzy watching that video (please forgive our wonderful camera lady, she is new to this videography thing). On another note isn’t Sandra Lee from Food Network great? Besides throwing down some mean recipes, Sandra is taking on a much bigger task than whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. Sandra is a spokesperson for the “No Kid Hungry” campaign that is lead by Food Network and Share Our Strength to end childhood hunger by 2015.
Sandra also helps host the Great American Bake Sale. This bake sale is put on to raise funds to end childhood hunger.
Now what can you do to support this. Easy answer…GET INVOLVED! Take a stand. Don’t just talk about it, do something about it. Join TangoTab in the Fight Against Hunger. Not tomorrow, not next week, not in a few minutes, MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW.
It’s hard to confuse Jerry Seinfeld and Sylvester Stallone, but what we don’t want you to confuse is the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld and the SoupMan that blasts the Rocky theme music everyday driving through the streets of Dallas. Come on, you know the Soup Nazi…
That is possibly one of the most famous scenes in sitcom history and it shows exactly what the SoupMan is NOT. Instead of saying “No soup for you,” the SoupMan says, “Soup for all.” Monday through Friday of every week the SoupMan blasts the theme from the movie Rocky, which is a notification to the homeless that it is lunch time.
Get this…the SoupMan through his SoupMobile in 2011 gave out over 200,000 meals. That is equivalent of feeding around 200 people, three meals a day, for an entire year. Personally I have had the opportunity to meet the SoupMan and his team, these people are unreal. These are the types of people that are making a stand in the Fight Against Hunger. The entire TangoTab team is excited that we are getting to work with a group of people like this. On April 18th the TangoTab team will be going down to help load up The SoupMobile and stand beside the SoupMan and feed the hungry.
SoupMobile team, keep doing what you are doing. You are a true inspiration to us all and you are making a difference.
As for the SoupNazi…
D Magazine recently released their list of “Best Brunches in Dallas.” It just so happens that 3 of the 10 are TangoTab restaurants.
The TangoTab team is very happy to announce that those three restaurants are Komali, Maximo and Dish.
Here are some images from these DELICIOUS restaurants
Here is the entire “Best Brunches in Dallas” list from D magazine.
Are you ready for TangoTag? That’s right the first game from TangoTab to spread the word for the Fight Against Hunger.
What we are looking for: We are looking for team captains. A team captain is the voice and the leader of the team that they are building.
How to build a team: Reach out to your family, friends, co-workers, social media friends/followers, kickball team…pretty much anyone you know and let them know about the Fight Against Hunger.
TangoTag point system: When it comes to the game there is a point system and it is simple.
- For everyone that you refer that signs up you get 5 points.
- For everyone that signs up because of you and redeems an offer you get 10 points. To get those points the person takes a picture of themselves redeeming the offer at the restaurant and sends it to you, you then send it to email@example.com.
- Every time one of your teammates checks-in via Facebook to a location redeeming their offer and if you send proof of that to firstname.lastname@example.org you get 2 bonus points.
How to win: To qualify to win you must have at least a total of 300 points. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins a $500 bar tab and free appetizers.
If you want to become a team captain email email@example.com for the next steps.