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Pollo Tropical joins forces with World Central Kitchen for Bahamas hurricane relief

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Pollo Tropical is joining forces with World Central Kitchen for Bahamas relief. Pollo Tropical is pledging “a dollar donation for every Pollo Tropical Original Family Meal purchased” at any of the 140 company-owned locations from September 15th through October 6th to the Bahamas recovery effort.

“Florida was spared from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, but our friends in the Bahamas were not. Our Pollo Tropical family is committed to helping those affected by providing Chef José Andres with funds needed to help feed the families affected by the storm.” said Richard Stockinger, Chief Executive Officer and President of Fiesta Restaurant Group, parent company of Pollo Tropical.

World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, the organization’s method of operations is to be a first responder and then to collaborate and galvanize solutions with local chefs to solve the problem of hunger, immediately following a disaster. Find out more at wck.org.

Carlos Eats

September 19, 2019 |

Special Forces demonstrations today in downtown Tampa

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If you are in the downtown Tampa area Wednesday, don’t be alarmed if you seeing armed soldiers storming the area.

  • Special Forces Operations exercises today in downtown Tampa
  • Public invited to view the exercises throughout the day at Harbor Island
  • Part of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference

A Special Forces Operations team is conducting exercises around Harbor Island in downtown Tampa this afternoon.

The soldiers will be in helicopters, scaling building, bridges and boats. Forces from about 15 countries are taking part in the exercises.

Troops will be taking on mock enemies and rescuing ‘hostages’ next to the Convention Center. Soldiers also will be in ATVs and Humvees.  

The annual demonstarion focuses on fighting terrorism in an urban environment. Teams from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are participating.

The demonstrations, taking place throughout the day, are open to the public. Officials are advising the public that the best viewing spot is on the northern tip of Harbor Island and the Harbor Island bridge.

The display is a part of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, which is taking place this week at the Tampa Convention Center.

Bay News 9 – local-news

May 25, 2016 |
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