Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Say Cheese! Norma’s Café Partners with the Red Cross for National Grilled Cheese Day

Written by Lilly Watson
Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Since beginning our service to North Texas tornado victims on Tuesday, April 3, the American Red Cross has served 8,795 meals to families affected by the storms and relief workers. That staggering number does not include the 26,140 beverages and snacks that we’ve also distributed in Dallas, Tarrant and Kaufman counties. 

As part of our mission, we make sure that the immediate needs of disaster victims are met, including free meals in the first days following disaster.   

Now it’s your turn to get a free lunch as Norma’s Café celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day this Thursday! Visit Norma’s on Thursday, April 12, and your grilled cheese, freshly buttered and cooked to melty perfection, is on the house.

If you forgo the grilled cheese or choose to add one of their hearty soups or salads on the side, a portion of your check will be donated to the American Red Cross. 

Emily Frauhiger, director of marketing at Norma’s Café, cooked up the idea of partnering with the Red Cross after working with us before in our communications department as a student intern and seeing our work in the field recently during the tornado response. 

“American Red Cross honestly got me to where I am today,” Emily told me when we met for lunch at Norma’s. 

“Not only did I learn a lot from my internship, but I learned that I wanted to find a job where I could help others.

It’s people like Emily, everyday people who find unique ways to help others facing disaster, that are bringing hope and help to families who have been affected.

We’re so happy to know her and hope you stop by either Norma’s Café locations tomorrow to pay Emily and her friendly coworkers a visit! 

Norma’s Café is located at 1123 W. Davis St. in Oak Cliff and 17721 N. Dallas Parkway #130 in North Dallas. Both locations will be fundraising for the Red Cross and serving free grilled cheese for National Grilled Cheese Day. 

To learn more about how the Red Cross has been responding to the recent North Texas tornado outbreak or to make a donation online to disaster relief, visit

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