Mé Lon Togo Needs Your Help

Mé Lon Togo needs your help. Due to the nationwide pandemic, Mé Lon Togo, which serves authentic and homecooked West African cuisine, announced they will be closing their Waterville location. Many members of the community, including students and faculty, have begun to reach out and raise money for the restaurant’s relocation. Owner Jordan Bennison announced the closing of the Waterville restaurant on June 2nd, and several days later, a fundraiser was created to raise money. To donate to the fundraiser, visit the link below: [The fundraiser has now ended]

“FELLOW MAINERS: Jordan Benissan is the proud owner and chef of Mé Lon Togo (translated to I love Togo)—two West African inspired restaurants in Searsport and Waterville, Maine. Unfortunately due to the current challenging economic and social landscape, he was recently forced to close his Waterville location. We’re hoping to help Jordan keep his business going by giving him the chance to re-open his Waterville restaurant and share his Togolese cuisine and his experience once again with the local community. Jordan himself is a long-time community member of Maine, and while food may be his passion, he is also an accomplished musician having taught African drumming professionally for decades at colleges across Maine, including Colby and Bowdoin, as well as across the United States. -from Jake, Eating Through the Seacoast (Instagram: eatingthroughtheseacoast)”

Video Courtesy of Colby students Alex Ozols and Marin Coletta