A 100% women-owned business, Tango Café in Sandpoint, Idaho is a catering business and small café that prides itself on making absolutely everything from scratch. “We take the time to make all our foods the right way, yet despite the care we take, we can still accommodate catering for any size function,” says owner, Judy Colegrove.

Normally a bustling kitchen, Tango’s activity was all but halted by COVID-19. “We were forced to close for months and had to lay off our entire team,” says Colegrove. “It was a very, very difficult time.”

Despite the hardship, Colegrove and her kitchen are not staying idle. When asked to be a part of Columbia Bank’s Pass It On Project, Colegrove was excited for the opportunity to jump in and help. That is why Tango Café is giving free lunches to kids and Columbia Bank is picking up the tab. “We are passing it on by providing free meals to the children’s lunch backpack program at the local schools in Sandpoint,” she says. “The program is called ‘Feed Our Children’ and with Columbia Bank’s help, we will make sure that our local kids get some nutritious and delicious meals in those backpacks.”