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Senior living community orders lunch in bulk to help local businesses in Pasco County

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 17, 2020

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — With restaurants depending solely on take out and delivery, every time the phone rings it’s a huge deal. There is one family eatery that received a days worth of orders in one call.

Caposey’s in New Port Richey might be best known for their cow knick knacks, but over the past few weeks, their business has been utterly frustrating.

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“When you are forced to close your business like that and knowing that my bills are going to keep coming I still have employees that rely on a paycheck here, its devastating,” said owner Nancy Caposey.

That’s when Caposey received the phone call that got her staff up and running like the good old days. On the other line was 28 lunch orders from The Landings at St. Andrew, a nearby senior living community.

“I was shocked, I was happy, I was ecstatic, all of it, me, of all the restaurants they could have chosen in this whole area,” said Caposey.

Cynthia Williams is on the staff at The Landings at St. Andrew. Every week, they fill up their van with orders from a different independent local restaurant.

“Because right now we need to spread the love in our community, it’s the only way we are going to get through this,” said Cynthia Williams.

Many of these seniors are regulars at Caposey’s. They can’t see Nancy in person, but at least they can still enjoy her food.

It also gives the residents something to look forward to, they’re already eyeing menus for next week.

“I love going to small, little, independent restaurants, I think they have better food,” said one resident.

Caposey said it’s remarkable how ordering a cheeseburger or turkey sandwich can transcend the bond between a neighborhood and a business.

“I live in an amazing community here and the support from this community has been absolutely unbelievable, its bringing tears to my eyes how generous people have been,” said Caposey.

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