Tampa Restaurant Turning Into Shelter For Irma

Ergin Tek, the owner of Tampa restaurant, Gengiz Khan Mediterranean Grill, is opening his restaurant to the public as a shelter according to ABC Action News. He will also be providing food as well.

Ergin Tek, the owner of Tampa restaurant, Gengiz Khan Mediterranean Grill, is opening his restaurant to the public as a shelter according to ABC Action News. He will also be providing food as well.

“This town has been really good to me and how can I not return it,” Tek said. “We just want to make sure anybody who is in trouble, we are like an SOS we are ready and we will feed you.” Tek said he has the capacity to sleep at least 100 people. His staff agreed to stay on and volunteer in any way they can as well. We talked to Tek as he was unloading a van full of supplies. “You have potatoes and onions, that’s the start of a good soup,” Tek said. “We have enough food for 10,000 meals right now. I will hate to see somebody die from hunger in South Tampa something goes bad.”

Mr. Tek said that a doctor will be on hand, but dog food and cat food is low.

Tek said he has a friend that is a doctor that also volunteered to help him out if needed. Right now, Tek said he is fully stocked on food for people. But, he is low on dog and cat food.