Blog Updates

Announcing the Feeding Community Initiative

April 17, 2020

Community is core to Afro Deli, and always has been. In the face of a global pandemic with real local consequences, we are even more committed to serve and positively impact the lives of our customers and neighbors. Feeding Community is our latest initiative to support our local community in the Twin Cities Metro in the way we know best, providing healthy and flavorful food.

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During the pandemic, many MN businesses stepped up to help

January 4, 2021

Afro Deli in St. Paul expands its free K-12 kids' meals program. It later partners with Ramsey County on free home delivery to families in need.

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Afro Deli providing free meals to waiting voters in the Twin Cities

November 2, 2020

The Afro Deli team this week has been providing free meals and water in partnership with World Central Kitchen, a global nonprofit that has been organizing food donations throughout the pandemic.

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St. Paul restaurant survives by serving those in need

October 8, 2020

In April, Afro Deli connected with Meals on Wheels, delivering 40000 meals to seniors in the Twin Cities.

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Need food, but can’t get to the store due to COVID hardships? Ramsey County has a free meal delivery program for you

August 15, 2020

Families struggling to put food on the table due to COVID-19 can get meals delivered to them free through a new Ramsey County program.

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Afro Deli owner hangs on amid hope, caution and charitable cooking

May 26, 2020

Abdirahman Kahin responded to pandemic by switching to a nonprofit model

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Governor Walz and Afro Deli’s Kahin give updates on COVID-19 impact

May 5, 2020

Governor Walz at Monday’s daily COVID-19 briefing invited Abdirahman Kahin, owner of Afro Deli and the 2018 African Awards Business of the Year, to share the challenges restaurants have been facing following the governor’s order in March to close all restaurants except for takeout and delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Local restaurants donate to frontline workers, community members

April 19, 2020

Establishments near campus are leaning on support from customers and community members to keep their businesses running while giving back.

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Minnesota's African immigrants and refugees rally to overcome quarantine hardships

April 6, 2020

Some worry they won't qualify for small-business loans meant to keep them afloat and help them recover.

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Clarke: We're in this together

April 3, 2020

Local restaurants need customer loyalty now more than ever.

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US Somali Deli Delivers Cheer Along with Free Food to Elderly, Disabled

April 2, 2020

Minneapolis restaurant owner Abdirahman Kahin is keeping his kitchen open to help feed people in need.

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Metro restaurants serving up free meals to food workers, kids and others affected by virus shutdown

March 26, 2020

An east metro restaurant is taking care of its own during the coronavirus, offering free dinners to restaurant workers whose livelihood has been disrupted because of lost hours or layoffs during the coronavirus shutdown.

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Afro Deli delivers free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2020

Owner Abdirahman Kahin and other volunteers brought meals to apartment buildings where elderly East African immigrants live.

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