This local Florissant restaurant is all in to help out healthcare workers fighting against the global pandemic. “I’ve always given to first responders, since we been in business,” said Bob Manecke, owner of Mann Meats. 

This food truck-turned-restaurant started by the Manecke couple began their business in January 2018. But the pandemic made them financially struggle so they decided to continue working with as much precaution as possible. 

A financial blow to his business was not enough to stop him from helping others. “We felt like there was a huge fire burning out there, and my food truck was like a firetruck just sitting there doing nothing.”

Happy Easter from us to all of you. Today’s delivery is a little more personable, since my niece is truly, in…

Posted by Mann Meats on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Over the last week, the Maneckes have delivered over 700 meals to different hospitals, police departments, nursing homes, etc across St. Louis region. On Easter alone, they delivered around 300 meal packs. These meals include half-pound burgers, full Briskets or pork sandwiches. 

It is not the only one of their altruistic ventures. In the past as well, they have dropped off leftovers to several local departments.

To help Manecke continue with his efforts, an online donation page set up by Bob has received a bumper amount of $1400 as donations. But this money hasn’t been used yet as they’ve been using up their sales profit for their work to date. 

Manecke’s deliveries sometimes turn personal as well. On Easter, a delivery to the Missouri Baptist Medical Center touched a personal chord as their niece is working relentless 12-hour shifts there. He wrote about this on Facebook saying, “We decided that since we can’t spend Easter with our family or her, that we would bring Easter to her and the rest of her extended family.” 

Manecke has proved it’s all about the gesture as half-pound burgers can be just as filling. 

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