WEST CHESTER — After seeing so many people suffer through the coronavirus crisis, Steve Elhendawy is giving back.
Elhendawy, the owner of the West Chester Diner on West Chester Pike, is giving away a boxed breakfast this Friday, April 10 to anyone who stops by.
"This is for the community," Elhendawy said. "This is just a little thing to help out."
The giveaway will start at 10 a.m. and last until noon. It consists of a boxed breakfast containing a pancake, sausage, bacon, banana and juice. Elhendawy is prepared to give out hundreds.
"We can't feed everybody, but we can do a little bit," said Gwen Fitzsimmons, who works at the restaurant. "Being that this is Easter weekend, and on Good Friday, it's a nice to take care of our community.
Like other restaurants in the West Chester area, the coronavirus crisis has hurt the business financially, and its takeout business from 9 a.m. and last until 11 p.m. is only filling part of that void.
Fitzsimmons said the business had planned to deliver breakfast to health care workers at the Chester County Hospital, but current restrictions prohibit it.
"Hopefully, we will all be back to work soon, but this is our way of giving back," Fitzsimmons said.