Wow! Fiasco Pictures nailed it again! We continue to be blown away by the GOOD people of Asheville and their willingness to help out. From the talented chefs making the meals, the ridiculously talented musicians who sing and play uplifting songs at our meal distributions and now this... our friends at Fiasco Pictures came out Saturday and brilliantly captured our event.
This is what community looks like! So proud to be included alongside all of these amazing efforts. Shout outs to Fiasco Pictures and WLOS for making such a beautiful and inspiring video about working together in times of crisis to take care of each other.
More highlights from our Service Industry HEROES meal!
To our friends who've lost their jobs including those in the service industry and hospitality workers: Please join Food Connection for a free "to go" meal lovingly prepared by Wicked Weed Brewing's Cultura thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor! We will be setting up in the parking lot next to the Asheville Masonic Temple offering curbside service distributing meals from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm or until they run out. THIS IS AN ONGOING SATURDAY MEAL!
Watch what happened today in Buncombe County when 200 Homebound Seniors and Children and Teens enjoyed delicious chef-prepared meals because of YOU, our supporters, who purchased meals for Food Connection. We used the money to pay for the raw goods for Celine and Company Catering to prepare meals for us. If you'd like to purchase meals for those in need, click here!
This past week we've continued to move a lot of delicious food to our partner agencies in need. Our gratitude goes out to Michael and the Ridgecrest team for creating "grab bags" filled with fresh produce, dairy and more which we took to several mobile home communities. And big thanks to Chef Susan and crew at Givens Highland Farms who provided us with sweet and sour pork, chicken pie, shrimp and grits and so much more. And thank you Cracker Barrel!
SO much food in a single weekend! Check out a few of the donors and a few of the thousands of food items.
Our gratitude to the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina who awarded us a grant to purchase our very first vehicle!
We are so happy to be in partnership with St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain. Brenda, Lorraine and the rest of the volunteers are very passionate about reducing food waste and easing hunger in the Swannanoa Valley!
SO much delicious food! We took it to the Veterans Restoration Quarters. We believe no fresh food should ever end up in the trash (or the compost) when it can go to feed people. Thank you, Sierra Nevada!
Check out this great video