For many people transplanted from Philadelphia, the search for an authentic Philly Cheesesteak is a never-ending quest. But for such die-hards in the Tacoma area, their search ends at Go Philly. “We are a locally owned restaurant that specializes in a variety of authentic Philly cheesesteaks,” says owner Jason Kinlow.

Providing such a sought-after staple helped Kinlow launch a new location in February, yet, he had to stand by and watch it shut down along with other restaurants at the beginning of the pandemic. “Not being able to offer dine in service really slowed our growth at the new location,” says Kinlow. “Luckily, our loyal customers have helped us with their use of our online ordering and pick up service.”

Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love after all, and that sentiment is true for Kinlow and his operation. Joining in on Columbia Bank’s Pass It On Project, Kinlow had the perfect idea. “We are passing it on to the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club and the Progress House Clubhouse and Columbia Bank is paying the bill,” says Kinlow. “With Columbia Bank’s support, we are going to help fund their programs which support our community’s children, and those who are re-entering society after incarceration.”