The new Gloria Jean/Jamba Juice in Crown Point is looking to help out those suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The coffee shop and juicery at 122 E. 109th Ave. launched the Cup with a Purpose program, in which it will donate 20% of its morning sales from 6 to 9 a.m. to the Northwest Indiana Food Bank to help families in need during these hard times.
"We hope to reach the community and make good out of their daily spending routines," the owners said in a statement. "This past year has been a huge challenge to businesses and without the support of our local community we would have not made it to see 2021. And now we really wanna give back the best way we can by supporting people in need. We are a locally owned and operated business and our local community needs our support now."
The business also is accepting suggestions of other community nonprofits to donate to.
"2020 has been a long, challenging year for so many people and business," the owners said in a statement. "We want to say thank you for supporting us, a locally owned and operated business. To show our commitment, we have made it our 2021 resolution to be more involved and committed to our community and be a business that makes a difference and helps people in need."
Last year, the Gloria Jean's, in the Beacon Hill development, gave free coffees to health care workers and delivery drivers near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that has now killed more than 35,000 Americans. Later in the year, it added and co-branded as a Jamba Juice to diversify its business to includes juices, smoothies and other nutritious fare.
For more information, call 219-333-2173.
Region restaurants that closed in 2020
Region restaurants that closed in 2020
2020 has been a hard year for restaurants in the Region with the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns and restrictions that followed. Here's a look at the restaurants, brewpubs and chain eateries Northwest Indiana lost in one of the toughest years in recent memory:
The reason why Bakers Square abruptly shuttered its restaurants in Lansing and Merrillville over the weekend has come to light.
3 Floyds told investors it is permanently closing its landmark brewpub in Munster, which has been a major draw to Northwest Indiana.
The owner of the Schererville and Merrillville Golden Corrals faces a murder charge in a cold case killing of a Missouri teen who was found in a drainage ditch with two gunshot wounds to the head.
There's no more going back for seconds or thirds at the Old Country Buffet in Highland.
Figure Eight Brewing, a staple of downtown Valparaiso for a decade, plans to close in two weeks.
Yats Creole and Cajun restaurant geaux out of business after after six years in Valparaiso.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another permanent closure of a Region restaurant.
The authentic southern-style barbecue restaurant, one of the first to deliver food to local hospitals and first responders during the pandemic, is temporarily closing its locations in Dyer, Mokena, Milwaukee and Madison.
Four Winds Casino New Buffalo will replace The Hard Rock Cafe with Kankakee Grille, which will feature live music and modern comfort food.
Aspen Cafe closes after 30 years in St. John, the Pancake Club closes in Schererville, Pita Stop coming to Dyer
The Stacked Pickle restaurant chain that former Indianapolis Colts player Gary Brackett was trying to expand to Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
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