CHICAGO (CBS)– When the owners of Manny’s Deli put out a plea on social media, the response was overwhelming.

Manny’s Deli tweeted “We’re struggling. This isn’t a joke.”

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Long lines of customers stood outside waiting to order after the post was retweeted more than 2,000 times.

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“We are crying with joy– Chicago, you came through,” Manny’s Deli owners tweeted in response to the support.

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Manny’s Deli set up a Gofundme page to help feed the community. Owners are using the money raised to give meals to families in need. The page has already raised $33,000.