‘They’re my individuals, I’ve to:’ Ferndale restaurant donates 100% of Wednesday gross sales to Ukrainians

FERNDALE, Mich. – Many native companies are doing what they’ll to assist individuals in Ukraine as Russia invades the nation.

Christine’s Delicacies in Ferndale donated 100% of their gross sales on Wednesday to the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund by the Ukrainian Self Reliance Credit score Union.

“They’re my individuals, I’ve to. I can’t — what would I do, give them 20%? Then I’m making a revenue,” mentioned Chrystyna Hryhorczyk, proprietor of the Ferndale restaurant.

Hryhorczyk was born within the U.S. however her mother and father had been from Ukraine. Her love of the nation is seen at her restaurant.

“You’ll see borscht on the menu, which is our well-known Ukrainian soup, beet soup after which I at all times have pierogies. I’ve smoked sausage, I’ll run stuffed cabbage,” mentioned Hryhorczyk.


Clients mentioned the restaurant was already a well-liked place for lunch and dinner however Wednesday it was packed.

“It’s normally considerably crowded however not like this,” mentioned one buyer.

Hryhorczyk mentioned, “I needed to take my cellphone’s off the hook. I couldn’t. I imply, we’re speaking like 200 orders at one time.”

Some stood in line and waited an hour or extra for his or her meals however they understand it doesn’t evaluate to what others are going by in Ukraine.

“It’s value ready in line, it’s a really small worth,” a buyer mentioned.

Even after the restaurant needed to shut from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to regroup, individuals nonetheless confirmed up. Some simply got here to donate cash and didn’t need a meal.

“For the group to point out its help which means quite a bit particularly if the Ukrainian inhabitants and residents to see that their group stands behind them,” mentioned one other buyer.

Christine’s Delicacies has data on different methods to assist Ukrainians throughout this tough time.


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