Beck's Cajun Cafe partners with Pennsylvania SPCA and NBC 10 Philadelphia

Posted by Donald Hood on August 18th, 2017

1888PressRelease - Kicking off on August 19, 2017, Beck’s Cajun Café to donate all food and setup their Dream Dog Buffet – to drive additional proceeds to Philadelphia SPCA.

Philadelphia, PA-NJ - Beck’s Cajun Café will setup their Dream Dog Buffet and will donate all food and proceeds during the Clear the Shelters event at’s corporate office at 350 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134, this Saturday, August 19, 2017.

NBC has been driving the Clear the Shelters initiative nationwide. NBC 10 Philly is supporting Gillian Kocher, Dir of Public Relations at Philadelphia SPCA shared, "This is my second year participating in the Clear the Shelters event. Last year we had a wonderful turnout, and we're hoping this year exceeds our expectations. I've really enjoyed working with Rosemary Connor of NBC 10 Philly and Bill Beck of Beck's Cajun Cafe. This year will be a treat, since Beck's has so graciously donated food, staff and all proceeds of their Dream Dog Buffet to the PSPCA. Their staff volunteers at our location. They love on our pets, and you can tell they enjoy their time with our animals."

Recently the staff at Beck's Cajun Cafe received their volunteer training for PSPCA. Chef Bill took part in this training and shared, "This event is so close to my family's heart, along with volunteering at the PSPCA. My daughter Kimber adopted her pit bull, OZ, from this same location. This breed of dog is so kind, but they have gotten a really bad rap over the years. I'm hoping every pet gets adopted this upcoming Saturday."

Beck’s Cajun Café is a family owned business run by Bill Beck. The Beck family has a long history of caring about, and investing in their employees, customers, and the local community. #BecksGives is Bill’s way to bring about change and awareness while supporting the immediate needs of Philadelphia's communities on a personal level. The partnership with the Pennsylvania SPCA is the first in a line of upcoming initiatives for the #BecksGives campaign.

Beck’s Cajun Café’s unique menu, produced by Executive Chef and Owner Bill Beck, creates exotic Cajun and Creole favorites, prepared with authentic ingredients from The Big Easy. Since 2009, the café has called the Reading Terminal Market home, with a second location in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

About NBC and Clear the Shelters

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016.


The PSPCA rescues animals from cruelty and neglect, rehabilitates them medically and behaviorally, and places them with new, loving families. They bring their mission to life through the lifesaving efforts of their humane law enforcement (HLE) and litigation division, in-house shelter hospital, low-cost veterinary services, behavior and enrichment program, humane education, and placement of abandoned animals in loving forever homes.

About Beck's Cajun Cafe

Since 2009, Beck’s two locations in Philadelphia’s historic Reading Terminal Market (one of the nation's oldest continuously operating farmers' markets) and 30th Street Station serves what’s been called the best Gumbo and Po Boys East of the Mississippi.

Chef Bill Beck’s love of New Orleans, its ambience and cuisine, can be sampled at his small 20’ x 20’ café affectionately nicknamed “The Ant Farm.” But, don’t let the name fool you! The cafes small size doesn’t restrain Bill’s culinary passion or drive to prepare and share authentic Nawlins’ flavors with Philly.

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