It’s in the midst of unimaginably tragic times when a strong community comes together to support their neighbors.
This week, a group of Hudson restaurant owners are doing just that.
As Jessica Schaffhausen and her family struggle through the heart-wrenching testimony detailing the horrific triple homicide that occurred last July in River Falls, there’s one thing they won’t have to worry about: food.
Kozy Korner, Keys Cafe, Jimmy John's, Shanghai Bistro and Agave Kitchen have volunteered to cater for Jessica's family throughout the trial.
Trial starts today for the coward that murdered his 3 Angels in River Falls. I called upon 4 Restaurant friends to join me in Catering for Jessica's family during the trial. Please join me in thanking Kozy Korner, Shanghai Bistro, Keys Cafe and Jimmy Johns. When I called them to join me and help they didn’t even let me finish. They said yes. Without hesitation.
These are businesses with owners that love our community as much as I do. As our community prepares for what comes from this trial please keep the family and all of the responders of this horrific day in your thoughts and prayers.
Paul Rode eats lunch at Shanghai Bistro on a regular basis, Owner Henry Chan said, and he asked if Shanghai would be interested in catering for Jessica’s family this week.
“It was great for Paul to ask, as I try to give back to the community as much as I can, but can't seem to find enough places to help out,” Chan said. “I feel a great need to give back. We have some great customers who make our jobs fun even on the worst day, and so many have become like family. I feel it’s my obligation as a local business and citizen to help others in the community as much as we can, because without community we would not be here."
Aaron Schaffhausen pleaded guilty to killing his three daughters last week. His insanity trial began Monday in Hudson, and is expected to continue throughout the week.
“I truly believe every Hudson Restaurant would have joined me,” Rode wrote in a comment on his Facebook post. “I simply called the first ones I go to. Andy at Pier, Pete at Barkers, Paul at Dicks', and others would have followed suit if called on, I know it.”