Yassin’s Falafel House is living up to its “Nicest Place in America” title.
Owner Yassin Terou, employees and volunteers traveled to Nashville Tuesday to establish a relief kitchen and feed residents displaced by the tornado that tore through Middle Tennessee early Tuesday morning.
By Tuesday evening, the Yassin’s crew was set up in a temporary kitchen. They prepared food for people in shelters and delivered food to first responders.
“We have more to do tomorrow people still in need and a lot of them they can’t go back home,” according to a Yassin’s Falafel House Facebook post.
A GoFundMe page has raised more than $2,500 to help fund the project with a goal of $10,000.
“Yassin feels it is important to continue to build bridges of love at all times but in Nashville, there is no time like the present,” the page reads.
The project is a partnership with people and organizations across the state, like Nashville Metro Council member at-large Zulfat Suara, Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, Murfreesboro Muslim Youth and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. Conexión Américas hosted Yassin’s at its Mesa Komal commercial kitchen, which serves as a culinary incubator and affordable space for entrepreneurs to launch their food businesses.