Super Bowl 50 is a huge event that had millions of fans swarming to San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area to cheer on their favorite team. Fans from all over participated in events that took place around downtown San Jose and beyond to kick start the Super Bowl week. But what was unseen from the surface of all these wonderful festivities is the hard work behind the scenes of the San Jose Police Department. Whether it is controlling traffic, escorting players, or keeping pedestrians safe, the San Jose Policemen and Women had to work some long hour. These tasks do not go unnoticed to local businesses who pulled together to give what we could to help our community.
Erik’s DeliCafe donated over 1,200 sandwiches to the police force as most of them did not even have time to sit-down and enjoy a meal. Erik’s has always believed in giving back to the community and what better way than to feed them during Super Bowl 50. Manny Jimenez, franchise owner of Erik’s DeliCafé of downtown San Jose personally came out and brought the police force hundreds of sandwiches. See below of a snippet from an article in Contra Costa Times:
“The police department is going to be working around the clock, with little or no time to eat,” said Manny Jimenez, franchisee of the downtown Erik’s DeliCafé at Market and Santa Clara streets. “Seeing that, we wanted to do something about it. A simple lunch can help them carry on and help them focus on what they do best, which is protect us.”
Jiminez is pictured above with Eddie Garcia, Chief of Police.
For more articles on local companies helping out at Super Bowl 50, please see:
San Jose Mercury News: San Jose: Local, corporate businesses donate to feed police force stretched by Super Bowl